If you have not check out my article about how to check if your coupons are fake – you totally should
NEW FAKE COUPON ALERT
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.
This is why Budget Savvy Diva is SUCH a great resource – I give you all the updated coupon news happening in your world – so make sure to check back daily. If YOU have a fake coupon – there is a high chance that it will be accepted at the store BUT you can easily be tracked so make sure to know where you are getting your printable coupon information from. MANY fake coupons will be in BRICK format – meaning it will be the only coupon you can print…
I cannot stress enough about where you get your printable coupon information — I know someone who found out about a “fake” ( they did not know at the time) coupon from another deal site and was caught and fine the $2,500 .
To read more fake coupon alerts head on over HERE
I receive these fake coupon Alerts from CIC -
The CIC is a not-for-profit association of consumer product manufacturers dedicated to fighting coupon misredemption and fraud.
The CIC and its members have worked with Federal, State and local Law Enforcement officials on every significant coupon fraud case since CIC began operations in 1986.
This coupon has been confirmed fake by the CIC
There is a $2500 reward for For information leading to the successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for producing this counterfeit coupon.