According to lawyers in the case, Lori Ann Talence, 41, could be “one of the foremost fake coupon frauds in history” in the United States.
Based on the experience gained in this business, Talens “improved his art” and investors should seek “experts to confirm the falsity” of his works.
He created “Frankenstein” coupons by combining valid product images, company logos and barcodes on his computer.
According to the documents, the only suspicious feature of their coupons is the discount value equal to or greater than the value of the goods.
From 2017 to 2020, under the nickname “Masterchef”, he recruited more than 2,000 online customers and sold his fake advertising coupons across the United States for a total of nearly $ 400,000.
The losses to the companies are estimated at US $ 31 million.
A coupon “activist” contacted her online, but alerted police and put an end to her small business.
Her husband, who was in charge of sending the vouchers, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.
Discount coupons carry a certain weight in the United States, where they stimulate interest beyond the economic benefits of dedicated websites, fan communities, and a reality show in 2011.
“Internet evangelist. Writer. Hardcore alcoholaholic. Tv lover. Extreme reader. Coffee junkie. Falls down a lot.”