Largest “Coupon Fraud” Bust Ever! 3 Women Charged

Phoenix, Arizona  police have arrested three women believed to be involved in the largest counterfeit coupon scam in history. Investigators and private detectives have been on the case for over 4 years. With finally enough evidence gathered police raided one of the homes Thursday afternoon and found over 25 million dollars in fraudulent coupons. They sold these fraudulent coupons on various avenues including Ebay.

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Do you think they will get much jail time? I hope they do.  This is large scale fraud!

Thanks Katincan for the post on our forum.

9 responses to “Largest “Coupon Fraud” Bust Ever! 3 Women Charged”

  1. Norma says:

    How worried should we as Canadians be.. Sometimes I do worry about some of the online coupons.. How can we be certain they are legit?

  2. Captain says:

    They will get jail time. However, should not be much as they do not deserve it like murderers do, and who get less time.

  3. Leslie says:

    Wow. Who would have thunk up the idea in the first place?? Amazing how some people’s minds work. No wonder I’ll be working until I’m 80…but ignorance is bliss, they say. Guess I’m blissful!

  4. vitabella says:

    pretty funny when you think about it! the innovation in making coupons this big!!
    exactly – who would of thought!!

  5. ssshauna says:

    This is not large scale fraud. The banks, BP, mastercard… these are large scale fraud. The fact that Walmart goods are created in sweat conditions and sold as disposable on the other side of the planet is wide scale fraud. The fact that these women value these “goods” enough to go to lengths to stock pile them says a lot about our culture.

  6. Tammy says:

    I’m with you Norma, I’m always concerned about printing up coupons so I don’t use printed coupons just to be sure.

  7. Lori says:

    When things like this happen, it’s only going cost US more in the long run. Companies lose money, we pay more. The whole purpose of a coupon is to get a consumer to try a product they might not otherwise buy. It’s become a greedy enterprise for some.

  8. Brenda says:

    Another reason not to pay $ for coupons. Crazy how they exported real coupons to another country and then import hundreds of forgeries, sounds really expensive. I guess selling coupons is a bigger market than I thought. I wonder why it took so long for people to get suspicious of someone having hundreds of the same high value coupons for sale. Glad these women were caught.

  9. couponer with an attitude says:

    I agree with ssshauna. The fact that so many more crimes occur where people are physically harmed (like a burglary) doesn’t make fraud right but I have to question our culture. As bad as it is, I like the fact that the loss of the money from the items have been absorbed by the multinational companies that hold the majority of wealth and are controlling us as consumers. Why can’t the thousands of dollars that are taken from our tax dollars go toward investigations concerning murder cases that go cold because a guy was shot and was thought to be a thug. Don’t get me started on store clerks with no training who risk their life to run after burglars/shoplifters. What do you owe to risk your life to save 60$ from a company who is swimming in millions of dollars? Its crazy we live in a society of greed, and people act accordingly, and if they can’t find a job they resort to selling illegal substances or rob stuff. Just remember folks, we created this monster. Sorry to go so far with this…rant. but I see something wrong about this world. And its ridiculous that couponers are treated like doo-doo.


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