Huge Coupon Fraud Ring Busted- Savvy Shopper Site

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PHOENIX, Arizona- Robin Ramirez, Amiko (Amy) Fountain, and Marilyn Johnson were arrested by the Phoenix Police Department  which executed search warrants at three locations as part of a multi-agency investigation of an alleged organized criminal enterprise that sold counterfeit coupons via, eBay, and other Internet venues. Four properties and 21 vehicles were seized during the raid. If convicted on all charges, the defendants face prison time and numerous financial penalties, including, but not limited to, fines and restitution.

The Coupon Information Corporation made a huge bust in the coupon counterfeit world! It still amazes me what people will do to save money! Using coupons the correct way will pay off in the end!I have listed below some tips on how to use coupons correctly!

If you are just getting started in couponing, here are some tips that will help you get the most bang for your buck!

Printing your own illegal coupons, purchasing coupons from illegal criminal rings and participating in fraudulent activity will not, unless you want to pay fines and end up in jail! You can read the full report here!

Thanks Coupon Information Corporation!

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  1. Wow! It is crazy what some people will do. 21 vehicles? That is nuts! I’m glad there are so many informational services online that teach consumers on how to coupon the correct way so that they can avoid the counterfeit ones!
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  2. That’s horrible!!! Scammers always ruin it for the rest of us. Some stores already scrutinize the heck out of any of my printable coupons. Thanks for the tips though!
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    • Brianne says:

      I know, I always get questioned at certain stores, this stuff makes it so much worse for those of us who are honest!

  3. Well we know coupons are a lot of money..but this is not the way to make a living off them..kind of funny and totally shocking!
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  4. People should put their creative minds to honest work instead of ripping others. Thank you for sharing
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    • Brianne says:

      I always think that! You are that smart, you should try to cure cancer or diabetes, etc. Instead you are scamming honest people!

  5. That is unbelievable! People are crazy sometimes. Good to know there are savvy people out there like you to help others save money legally.
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  6. sue14625 says:

    with so many coupon sites out there and so many coupon pages on fb how do we know after something like this who is and who is not legit anymore

    • Brianne says:

      It is hard to determine who to trust when it comes to things like this. I try to find local vendors, who I can talk to and trust!

      I would recommend Coupon Dede and The Q Hunter– The Q Hunter is actually local to me, I can talk to her and stop by anytime to pick up a order. Not saying that just because you can talk to them and see them that makes them legit, but make me more comfortable purchasing from them!

  7. site, shopper says:

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