Counterfeit coupons continue to be a major issue. If you suspect a coupon is fraudulent, you should use the Coupon Information Center (CIC) link and search for that offer. How can you identify a potential counterfeit? Look for high value coupons with no expiration date and high value print-at-home coupons.
The best prevention is to get free support from CIC for your POS systems and don’t allow overrides. CIC is a not-for-profit organization and provides free services to retailers fighting counterfeit and other coupon-related fraud. Please contact the CIC at (239) 331-7280 if you are interested.