Thursday, January 12, 2012
Hands up and step away from the coupon
No, seriously, I meant to say coupon. It seems that coupon counterfeiting is becoming a big business. For example, this article in the Houston Chronicle detailed how four cashiers scammed a Kroger's owned store out of nearly $70,000 by using the coupon override key. Worse still, the increasingly tech savvy criminal class has realized just how many dollars are at stake in coupon discounted transactions in America every day. But don't worry about being taken in. The Coupon Information Corporation (yes there really is one) maintains a database that puts out up to the minute lists of counterfeit coupons. Sadly, you must now make time everyday to check the CIC list lest you hear: "FBI! Dropped the twenty five cents of two and step away from the cash register!"