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Guy uses a 'Free PS3' fraudulent coupon to get a free PS3

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david    51

People at /b/ has been posting a way to make coupons that actually work.

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I have a zip of all these coupons which include Free XBOX 360 controllers, free 4000 XBOX points, free 20 packs of Dr. Pepper and so forth, don't intend on using them though :shiftyninja:

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S550    87

4chan ftw.

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Berserk87    49

LOL.

I've seen these, and I saw that pic, but I never actually looked at what it was.

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Yusuf M.    1,362

Don't they scan coupons nowadays?

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lemonbear    10

OH MY GOD!

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david    51

Don't they scan coupons nowadays?

The bar code system was 'hacked' and you can make your coupons with this program. I have the program, can't figure it out though. So when the cashier scans it, it comes up as a manufacturer coupon with proper discount.

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Andrew Lyle    336

I wonder if this is real? Funny if it is.

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david    51

Here is another. I blurred out the bar code.

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PL_    19

Haha crazy. I wonder if this only works in the US.

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david    51

I wonder if this is real? Funny if it is.

They are real, I saw a Newport cigarettes coupon at the counter at my local gas station that looks identical to the one I have on my computer. :pinch:

This barcode was hacked to tell the computer that you get $9k off a new Ford. I'm sure no dealership will believe in it though. Just shows you that the barcode system hack can get you anything.

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Yusuf M.    1,362

Wow... I wonder if they could get in trouble with the police. And by they, I mean anyone that uses these coupons.

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Gocom    11

What will the staff think if you go shopping with pile of coupons. "Wait wait, i have that Dr. pepper coupon somewhere here".

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Axel    95

Wow... I wonder if they could get in trouble with the police. And by they, I mean anyone that uses these coupons.

Well, yeah - fraud is a pretty serious crime.

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Andrew Lyle    336

Ha, so this will work in just about any retail store then.. if this coupon website allows you to print off and redeem anywhere

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bjoswald    210

Nobody checks coupons anymore these days. If you've got one, you're as good as gold. Well, mostly. I guess it depends on the place of business and who's working. Angry teenagers with a bitter disposition usually don't give a crap. "Don't ask, don't tell" has an all new meaning.

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pasty2k2    5

I expect this is/has been happening for a while and there is nothing they can do about it, except leave it up to the cashier/supervisor to judge each case alone and hope they can spot the dodgy looking attempts.

Interesting though, I hadn't thought about this, it could be highly exploitable in the wrong hands.

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carmatic    54

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over 9000? omg!

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david    51

I expect this is/has been happening for a while and there is nothing they can do about it, except leave it up to the cashier/supervisor to judge each case alone and hope they can spot the dodgy looking attempts.

Interesting though, I hadn't thought about this, it could be highly exploitable in the wrong hands.

I'm too scared to try it. I printed one out to see how it looks, and it looks very legit. :pinch:

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ienhz    0

Most retailers in North America have been warned about this scam already. I would suggest you NOT attempt it... you will most likely either be arrested or banned from the store (at the very least). The only way I see this working is if you had a completely brain dead cashier working.

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david    51

Most retailers in North America have been warned about this scam already. I would suggest you NOT attempt it... you will most likely either be arrested or banned from the store (at the very least). The only way I see this working is if you had a completely brain dead cashier working.

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iamwhoiam    69

I have a zip of all these coupons which include Free XBOX 360 controllers, free 4000 XBOX points, free 20 packs of Dr. Pepper and so forth, don't intend on using them though :shiftyninja:

Not really "free" considering the sales tax that's paid. Better than full price, but still not free.

They'll get caught at some point.

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david    51

Not really "free" considering the sales tax that's paid. Better than full price, but still not free.

They'll get caught at some point.

Same difference. :pinch:

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splur    27

Yea, considering WE found out about it via public forum... if this trick isn't dead already it will be very soon.

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Yusuf M.    1,362

I'm sure they're aware of it already. Question is, can they prevent it? I imagine retailers would have to re-work their whole bar code system. For now, they'll have to rely on an employee's common sense.

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linsook    149

they probably do it when their buddies are working the till.

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