Top 5 Fraudulent Coupons 7/26

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fraudulent coupon….

  1. You are able to print multiples of the same coupon- most legitimate printable coupon sites will only allow you to print 2 from the same computer. Getting an email with a sheet full of coupons to print or a PDF file of a coupon should tell you right away this coupon is not legit.
  2. The deal is too good to be true- if the coupon is making an item completely FREE before it is even on sale, is a good sign it’s not legit.
  3. It expires months or even years from now- most coupons are only good just a few weeks. So when you get a coupon that expires several months from now or even years, you know it is a fake.

Here are  a few of the latest fraudulent coupon…..

JM Smucker Company-Crisco-On five 6oz-$9.00 expires 10/29/2012- 0051500-978969

The Folgers Coffee Company- Dunkin’ Donuts- Any flavor -$7.00 expires 10/31/2012 -0081334-408860

Land O’ Frost- Deli meats -On any three-  $10.00 expires 10/26/2012 – 0051900-527030

Georgia Pacific- Angel Soft bath tissue -One package- Free expires 06/30/2013- 0043133

Unilever – Klondike – On any pack – $3.25 expires 12/02/2012 – 4603083

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Thanks for this information from CIC!

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Huge Coupon Fraud Ring Busted- Savvy Shopper Site

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 www.savvyshoppersite.com, 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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Coupon Fraud: $3.75 off Any Mt Dew Product

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $3/1 Any Oreo Item

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $4/1 any Velveeta

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $2/1 Kraft Cheese

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $5/1 Pepsi Product

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $5 off Any Axe Product

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $3.25/1 off Any Klondike Pack

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: Enegizer $10 off Printable Coupon

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: $8/2 Crest Toothpaste Coupon

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: Coca Cola $3.50 Coupon

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

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Coupon Fraud: Ben & Jerry $3 off Coupon

Everyone is looking to save, but using coupons that are fake is not the way to do so. Using a coupon that was not made by the manufacturer can land you in jail and with thousands of dollars in fines. Coupon fraud is quickly becoming a hot trend, but don’t jump the band wagon unless you are ready to suffer some very serious consequences.

Even if you were unaware of a coupon being a fake and use it at your local store, you can still serve jail time and pay huge fines, so be careful of where you get your coupons. I tend to only use coupons from my local Sunday Newspaper and from the printable coupon sites that I have used and trusted for years- Coupons.com, RedPlum, Coupon Network or SmartSource.

Here are a few tips to spotting a fake coupon….

[Read more...]

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New Look Of Coupons!


Due to the significant number of people who have been using the UPC bar code on coupons to commit coupon fraud your coupons now look a bit different when you print them.

If you pull almost any coupon out of your book/envelope/binder you will notice the coupon most likely has two types of bar codes on the bottom. One is the UPC code (it usually starts with a 5) and a longer more complicated one. It’s called a DataBar code. The UPC code is going away and the DataBar is now going to be the new normal. Retailers that scan the DataBar will experience automatic expiration date checking, a reduced need for bypass codes that don’t require product validation, reduced cashier intervention, improved scan rates and increased speed of checkout.

“The DataBar barcode contains much more information than a UPC code does. For example, it accommodates longer manufacturer identification numbers, which check to see if you purchased the correct item. Also, since there is minimal human readable text, this means the end of barcode decoding” (source).

Because these DataBar codes are more complicated it will be harder for people to cheat the system. That’s the good news.

The bad news is, many stores haven’t prepared their cashiers for the changes. Stores have known for a while this change was coming (it was approved January 1) so they have already upgraded their computer systems. Walmart and Target cashiers have to use the hand held scanner in order for it to work- sliding the coupon the way they normally do it will not read it. If the store that you are in will not accept the coupon, ask them to use a hand scanner or manually type in the code.

Please remember to be patient with your cashiers and store managers- often times they were not given the correct information. But trust that these printable coupons are not fradulent- Coupons.com, RedPlum and The Coupon Network have all switched over to the new codes.

Thanks A Frugal Chick!

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>HOT NEWS: FBI Arrests Coupon Frauder

>Some justice has been been served!

Lucas Townsend Henderson, 22, known as "The Coupon Guy", Coupons Thumb was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday and charged with counterfeit coupon related crimes (wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods). Henderson allegedly distributed counterfeit coupons and an instruction manual on how to make counterfeit coupons via a website best known for child pornography and racist and anti-Semitic images. Many of the website's participants engaged in active discussions about how to best exploit the counterfeit coupons and what kinds of excuses to use if caught. If convicted, Henderson faces up to 30 years in prison and financial penalties

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