MASHPEE, Massachusetts  – The CIC® Suspect Coupon Checker App played a significant role in charges1 being filed against Scott Lawrence of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who is suspected of passing counterfeit coupons at a local store.  Store employees used the CIC® Suspect Coupon Checker App to verify that coupons allegedly used by Lawrence were counterfeit.

CIC’s Executive Director Bud Miller, CPP, stated, “We greatly appreciate efforts of the Mashpee Police Department to investigate this situation and the retailer’s vigilance and dedication to fighting counterfeit coupons.  We are happy to provide retailers with free tools to protect themselves from the counterfeiters.”

CIC’s Suspect Coupon Checker App, used to instantly identify known counterfeit coupons, is available to retailers free of charge. It requires no expensive or time-consuming infrastructure modifications, and it doesn’t touch retailers’ sensitive information systems.  Retailers can register for the App at:  All applications are reviewed prior to CIC providing access.

Help Stop Coupon Fraud.  Contact the CIC if you are aware of illegal coupon activities at this link:

The Coupon Information Corporation (CIC®) is a not-for-profit association of consumer product manufacturers dedicated to fighting coupon misredemption and fraud.


[1] Individuals and entities named as subjects of an investigation or prosecution must be presumed innocent of any wrongdoing unless proven otherwise in a court of law.