Multi-Million Dollar Coupon Counterfeiting Ring Busted in Arizona

Posted on July 16, 2012

ABC News reports that three women have been arrested for running a coupon counterfeiting scheme in Arizona. Coupons worth a total of $25 to $30 million were recovered from the raid. The phony coupons are sold over the Internet to consumers who are not aware they are fakes. The Arizona ring is the largest counterfeit coupon ring busted to date. The coupons were made outside of the United States. There are likely more coupon rings out there as manufacturers are finding that in some cases more coupons are being redeemed than were issued. Fake coupons typically do not have bar codes, holograms or expiration dates. Take a look: