Family Dollar sued by Attorney General over alleged deceptive pricing

COLUMBUS — Days after a lawsuit was filed against Dollar General, Attorney General Dave Yost has announced he has filed a similar suit against Family Dollar.

Yost said Family Dollar has allegedly been advertising goods at one price on shelves and charging another price at the checkout counter.

“We’re looking not just for reimbursement, but we want a court order to make them stop doing this and to put adequate controls in place so that the price you see on the shelf is the price that they charge at the register,” Yost said.

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Family Dollar was purchased by Dollar Tree in 2015.

Yost said the company violates Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act by listing allegedly false prices on items and engaging in “bait advertising”.

Ohioans who suspect unfair business practices should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.

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