Superstorm Sandy swept through New Jersey in late October, causing flooding, inflicting millions of dollars in damage and bringing out some allegedly illegitimate business practices.
In the days leading up to the storm and continuing through the aftermath, Bamboozled reported about price gouging complaints, warned about disreputable contractors and alerted readers to an allegedly illegitimate Superstorm Sandy ‘summit.’
Below is a timeline of Bamboozled’s coverage of the storm and its aftermath:
Oct. 30, 2012: A day after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, Bamboozled published a column alerting readers to the possibility of disreputable contractors attempting to take advantage of Jersey residents looking to rebuild after the storm. Click here.
Nov. 5, 2012: In the days after Superstorm Sandy tore through New Jersey, Bamboozled reports that the Division of Consumer Affairs has received a
deluge of complaints about price gouging from residents all over New Jersey. Click here.
Nov. 11, 2012: The Division of Consumer Affairs receives an unprecedented amount of complaints about price gouging in New Jersey after Sandy and begins prosecuting eight businesses. But Bamboozled reports that New Jersey’s price gouging laws aren’t without its critics. Click here.
Nov. 12, 2012: When Bamboozled visits a local pizzeria during the hurricane, it becomes clear that not all alleged incidents of price gouging are as clear as the law states. Click here.
Dec. 8, 2012: The New Jersey Attorney General’s office takes action to stop an allegedly illegitimate summit about post-Superstorm Sandy reconstruction from taking place. Click here.
Dec. 10, 2012: When Bamboozled further investigates the allegedly illegitimate summit, high registration costs and a lack of details raises suspicions. Click here.
Dec. 11, 2012: Following a lawsuit by the state attorney general’s office, the sponsor of an allegedly sketchy rebuilding summit decides to cancel the event. Click here.
Jan. 21, 2013: More than a month after a man cancels a Superstorm Sandy rebuilding summit in New Jersey, he announces he will be holding another summit in Washington D.C. Click here.
June 10, 2013: People who say they are owed money by the sponsor of the cancelled “Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction Summit” may now go after him for his alleged debts. Click here.