Don’t Squeeze Every Dollar Out of Distressed Consumers

Target: Todd Vasos, CEO of Dollar General

Goal: Prevent bait advertising and reportedly rampant overcharges of bought goods.

Discount dollar store chains have gained significant traction in recent years, especially as consumers increasingly feel the pressures of inflation and other economic factors. Now, one of the nation’s most prolific bargain shops stands accused of bilking its shoppers out of untold amounts. Dollar General is facing a lawsuit in at least one state.

Ohio’s attorney general recently took legal action against the organization, claiming stores across the state of falsely advertised low prices while overcharging customers when it came time to pay. And due to the frequency of these alleged incidents, the attorney general has reason to believe these excessive prices were no mere error. While most retail outlets average a rate of around two percent for overcharges, the Ohio Dollar General stores apparently had rates ten times and up to 45 times this number. Some consumers even reported a failure of employees to correct the errors after they were made aware.

With over 18,000 stores and counting across the United States, Dollar General must address these problems on behalf of all consumers. Sign the petition below to demand this massive money-maker stop taking advantage of its loyal customers.


Dear Mr. Vasos,

Dollar General is a company that is on the rise, making acquisitions and opening stores more by the day. For many smaller towns without a large commercial presence, your stores are an essential lifeline. The allegations that your organization has leveraged this dependence in at least one state to get more money out of already-stressed consumers is highly concerning.

The lawsuit in Ohio alleges that some of your stores have an overcharge error rate nearing 90 percent. These numbers are not acceptable and, together with customer anecdotes, paint a disturbing picture. Please address this broken system and implement the needed fixes at once.

Don’t diminish this store’s legacy. Dollar General should be the go-to place for a bargain, not an alleged theft.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Michael Rivera

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  1. Vote Red and stop this insanity!

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