You would think that common sense would tell you not do this BUT this past month i came across a group and in that group we were trading coupons AND what did i get instead? TWO photocopied coupons. I was furious, upset and so upset that someone would have the nerve to do this and for the first time EVER in all my years of couponing i experienced an unethical group of couponers (well at least 3 of them were) I brought up that it was illegal to do what i was sent and instead i got backlash and told i was wrong for telling them they could go to jail or be fined.Usually when one gets really defensive in my experience they are lying. JMO
So lets go over the Coupon Fraud Jailtime and Fines just to give you an idea!
What are the penalties for coupon fraud?
Penalties for those convicted of coupon fraud related crimes vary by each case and the number of laws violated.
As of this date:
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.
So really is a 50 cent or whatever amount of the coupon really worth all that hassle, money and life spent in jail just to save some cash? Seriously?
Here is your 1st Couponing Tip!
DO NOT PHOTOCOPY COUPONS!
NEVER EVER! No Excuses!
Don’t ruin Couponing for those that need to do it to care for their families!