Top New York officials are warning residents after learning some car wash businesses are raising prices and charging as much as 50 percent more.

New York Attorney General Letitia James recently issued a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be cautious of potential discriminatory pricing practices at car washes.

Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to be Cautious of Practices Targeting Jewish Communities Before Passover

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In previous years, around Passover, Empire State residents have reported car wash businesses in predominantly Orthodox Jewish communities raising prices by as much as 50 percent, officials say.

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"Car wash establishments who shamelessly overcharge their Jewish customers for services before the Passover holiday are clearly discriminating against one religious community. That is unacceptable and illegal. Car wash operators, you have now been warned. Don’t do it," Assemblymember Simcha Eichenstein.

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