Individuals and organizations engaging in coupon related frauds often are involved in other types of criminal activities. Documented activities have included:

  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Drug dealing
  • Food Stamp fraud
  • Commercial credit fraud
  • And other illegal activities

Coupon misredemption and fraud increase costs for all consumers.

Some con artists specifically target charities, the poor and the elderly as their victims.