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AG's office: Some being charged more than $400 for towed cars

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Stranded cars in Raleigh on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Stranded cars in Raleigh on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

The North Carolina Attorney General's office confirmed Friday it has received complaints from consumers who said their cars were towed and they are being charged exorbitant prices.

Gov. Pat McCrory mentioned in his news conference Friday morning that there were reports of price-gouging, and that he fully supported the Attorney General's office pursuing those complaints.

People can call us at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a written complaint at ncdoj.gov.

Noelle Talley of the Attorney General's Office said they had received more than a dozen calls on the matter. Some people said they had been charged $400 or $450 to get their car after it had been towed.

Talley said some of the calls were from the Triangle but they have come in from around the state. Talley said more calls are continuing to come in.

Talley said the normal cost to retrieve a car would be between $100 and $150.

Meanwhile, Raleigh citizens who are looking for their cars can call (919) 996-1220 or (919) 996-1221.

The city, in a news release, said reiterated that it did not tow abandoned vehicles but moved them to get out of the way of traffic.

Drivers can also call the North Carolina Department of Transportation at (919) 733-3861 for information, especially for cars outside of city jurisdictions.

Raleigh officials urged citizens not to call 9-1-1 or the Raleigh's Non-Emergency Call Center.

 

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