How To Tell If An Internet Coupon Is Fake

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Is there any way that a consumer can tell if an internet coupon in fraudlent?

My mom gave me a couopn for a free Neurtogena product and the CVS Manager told me because it would not scan that the coupon is fake.

So I feel like an idiot.

How to you vaildate a internet coupon?

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Old 09-07-2006, 12:28 PM

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As a general rule, frees are not distributed via the internet anymore, so I'd question any printable frees anyway.

Sometimes the fonts don't match, but in general, it's hard to tell.
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Here's the worst part my Mom used one at Walmart just fine. I feel like I just got caught cheating.....
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:39 PM

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Try not to feel too bad about it! Not like you tried to "cheat" on purpose, you thought it was a good coupon. (And who knows, it may well be a good coupon.)
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A lot of stores that are still willing to take internet coupons won't take the free ones. I never have any problems at Target with them though - Scotties did a promo last year where one of the prizes was a free box & you printed the coupon, Target took mine no problems, no questions.
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Before you throw it away, call the manufacturer and ask them.
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As much as I don't always agree with the CIC, they do have a list of current internet fakes going around. Maybe this will help.

And unfortunately, the Neutrogena is on it.

http://www.cents-off.com/body_coupon_counterfeiters.htm#
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Thanks for the post of this website. I also forwarded to my Mom!

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Hmm...makes me wonder about that free oxyball coupon. I have used one. But if it is fake I don't want to continue!!! Anyone know???
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I work in a grocery store and we get a list of alot of fake internet coupons.. it appears the fake ones are usually the ones that are very high in dollar amounts.. ie 5.00 off tide or something like that.. the best advice i have heard is call the manufactures.. unfortunately sometimes they do scan .. the person really losing out is the grocery store.. we dont get reimbursed for the fake ones
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