If you have not check out my article about how to check if your coupons are fake – you totally should
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 .
Check out MORE Fake Coupon Alerts HERE
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 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
Thanks Budget Savvy Diva!