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Many of the coupons featured on TLC's show were actually counterfeit.

There's a blogger local to me that has been following the saga of fake coupons, and illustrates why it is hardly ever a good idea to purchase coupons off the internet, especially not "free" or "BOGO" coupons:

http://www.jillcataldo.com/extremecouponingreality

http://www.jillcataldo.com/alleged-tlc-extreme-couponing-fra...

http://www.jillcataldo.com/extremecouponingcounterfeitcoupon...

http://www.jillcataldo.com/extremecouponing_counterfeittidec...

http://www.jillcataldo.com/node/24048

and here's a coupon selling site that got involved, by accident:

http://www.jillcataldo.com/node/23368


However, there have been some instances when I have purchased high dollar coupons on ebay. When I do it, I am able to compare the purchased coupons to coupons I have already clipped from the weekly inserts, so that I know that they are not counterfeit.
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