FBI Makes Arrest For Counterfeit Coupon Related Crimes

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Thanks to Budget Savvy Diva for sharing this post with us!  I’m so glad that justice has been served and people can realize that fraudulent coupon use and production is illegal!  You will be fined and charged for using coupon illegally.

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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Fake Coupon Warning: Enfamil Formula

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NEW FAKE COUPON ALERT

Below is a Enfamil coupon.  If you come across this coupon, DO NOT use it!  I work hard to ensure coupons I post are legitimate, but could make mistakes.  Always be conscious of coupons that are “too good to be true” unless they come directly from the manufacturers site.  

There are some red flags in this coupon that should let you know it is fake:

1) It is to good to be true : ie $5 off a 2 oz bottle

2) The expiration date: The better the deal usually a shorter redemption time

UPC: 580087430830 8179379713 0366100936696616

See tips on How to Spot a Fake Coupon here

What are the penalties for coupon fraud?

Longest prison sentence: 17 years
Highest financial penalty: $5 million
Prison sentences of three to five years are not uncommon. Financial penalties generally vary, but have often been in excess of $200,000.

Thanks, CIC & Budget Savvy Diva!

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Fake Coupon Warning: Breyer’s Ice Cream

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NEW FAKE COUPON ALERT

Below is a Breyer’s coupon.  If you come across this coupon, DO NOT use it!  I work hard to ensure coupons I post are legitimate, but could make mistakes.  Always be conscious of coupons that are “too good to be true” unless they come directly from the manufacturers site.  Although it is now expired, I want you all to be aware that this coupon is floating around.

There are some red flags in this coupon that should let you know it is fake:

1) It is to good to be true

UPC: 775676033

See tips on How to Spot a Fake Coupon here

What are the penalties for coupon fraud?

Longest prison sentence: 17 years
Highest financial penalty: $5 million
Prison sentences of three to five years are not uncommon. Financial penalties generally vary, but have often been in excess of $200,000.

Thanks, CIC & Budget Savvy Diva!

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Fake Coupon Warning: Mountain Dew

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NEW FAKE COUPON ALERT

Below is a fake Moutain Dew coupon.  If you come across this coupon, DO NOT use it!  I work hard to ensure coupons I post are legitimate, but could make mistakes.  Always be conscious of coupons that are “too good to be true” unless they come directly from the manufacturers site.

EVEN IF YOU UNINTENTIONALLY REDEEM A FAKE COUPON YOU CAN BE CHARGED – $2,500 !!!

There are some red flags in this coupon that should let you know it is fake:

1) It is to good to be true – This is a $4 off coupon!!!!

2) The expiration date – the better the deal there will be less of an expiration date

UPC Code: 512000000930 0012000300569
Can you believe they went to the next step and had the smartsource coupon logo on there

What are the penalties for coupon fraud?

Longest prison sentence: 17 years
Highest financial penalty: $5 million
Prison sentences of three to five years are not uncommon. Financial penalties generally vary, but have often been in excess of $200,000.


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Fake Coupon Warning: Tostitos

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NEW FAKE COUPON ALERT

Below is a fake Tostitos coupon.  If you come across this coupon, DO NOT use it!  I work hard to ensure coupons I post are legitimate, but could make mistakes.  Always be conscious of coupons that are “too good to be true” unless they come directly from the manufacturers site.

EVEN IF YOU UNINTENTIONALLY REDEEM A FAKE COUPON YOU CAN BE CHARGED – $2,500 !!!

There are some red flags in this coupon that should let you know it is fake:

1) It is to good to be true

2) The expiration date – the better the deal there will be a shorter expiration date
UPC Code: 528400000821 0028400194153

See tips on How to Spot a Fake Coupon here

What are the penalties for coupon fraud?

Longest prison sentence: 17 years
Highest financial penalty: $5 million
Prison sentences of three to five years are not uncommon. Financial penalties generally vary, but have often been in excess of $200,000.


 
 

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