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Morning everyone! My inbox was flooded last night and this morning with alerts that a printable coupon offered through the coupons.com bricks system was fraudulent. Yes the $2/2 Listerine, Aveeno, Carefree… printable coupon was placed on the CIC Fraudulent coupon list. Please be aware that it is NOT the actual printable coupon that is fraudulent but that one copy of it.
Someone made hundreds of copies of this coupon and has been using and selling them online.
The coupon is actually still available to print from the coupons.com bricks system and should be redeemed without any issues. If you did buy them online though check to make sure you don’t have a fraudulent version. You can verify any coupon buy entering it into Veri-fi.com. I just printed one this morning and checked it’s code to find that it was legitimate.
Should you do anything??
You have two options:
1. Use the coupon as planned if it was printed correctly and not a copy.
2. Go ahead and tear up the coupon and find a different one to use (there are tons of coupons available for all of these products).
Know that many stores will start to refuse this completely thanks to this posted alert.
This is a great moment to remind you though that coupons should NEVER be copied. There are lots of security features in a printable coupon. If you make a copy they know that it is a copy instantly when it gets to the clearing house to be redeemed, but they also know who copied it! Yes, printable coupons have a user ID on them and that links you to your copies.