One Cheap Chick: Don’t-do list can help to avoid coupon fraud
Scams abound that lure consumers into illegal use.
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I went to the nonprofit Couponinformationcenter.com, clicked on "Counterfeit Notifications" and discovered the coupon was actually a fake. If you like to print coupons off the Internet, this site is a great resource to make sure you don’t use a fraudulent coupon.
Many scam coupons are abnormally high in value — say $2.25 off a box of Pop Tarts. The goal of many counterfeiters is to create a coupon that allows them to get an item for free — or even to get money back from a retailer.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Lesley Mitchell writes One Cheap Chick in daily blog form at blogs.sltrib.com/cheap.
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