Fake coupons shortchange shoppers

Shopping with coupons is a way of life for some families. There may not be a lot of consumers taking advantage of coupons for groceries and household goods, but many of those who do use them often rely on them to make ends meet.

There are even some families that are so aggressive about coupon use that they regularly pay a fraction of the full price for their groceries. I'm talking about savings of 50% to 75% off the grocery bill. . . maybe even more!

But fake coupons are one of those things that threaten to "ruin it for everyone." Just like the naughty kid who got everyone's recess taken away in grade school, coupon scammers are making it harder for honest shoppers to use their coupons. Even legitimate coupons are being turned away because store clerks are so afraid of accepting a fake.