Pandemic profiteering: US cracks down on scammers, price gouging

Viral scams and increased prices, how prosecutors in the US are taking on pandemic profiteers.

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    The global demand for hand sanitisers and other hygiene products has risen because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    And, in the United States and some other countries, there has also been a surge in complaints about profiteering and opportunism.

    As doctors combat the virus, prosecutors are pursuing the opportunistic villains who prey on the fearful.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.


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