4chan coupon guy busted!

sickfuck

Banned
He is accused of posting fraudulent coupons online that allowed people to receive steep discounts on beer, food, game consoles and other consumer items even though the manufacturers never authorized the promotions.
From July to March, Henderson used a variety of online identities to post hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of coupons for Microsoft Xboxes, Sony PlayStations, Tide laundry detergent, candy, energy drinks and other merchandise. In December alone, Proctor & Gamble incurred costs of $200,000 in connection with the detergent discounts even though it had never issued a single online coupon.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/12/counterfeit_coupon_fraud_charges/
 

Yabaw

Banned
Administrator
wow, i always thought those coupons were bogus and had no chance of working. Just another "grow your own crystal" or "delete system 32 to speed up the pc" scams.
 

aRyan

TRUMP or BUST
I never thought they'd actually work either.


A student enrolled in the Rochester Institute of Technology's Computing and Information Sciences program, Henderson took pains to cover his tracks by using the TOR anonymizer to conceal his IP address, prosecutors said. FBI agents closed in on him after he failed to use the free service when posting a coupon to Zoklet.net, according to court documents.
Sooo.. they FBI can't track you if you use "TOR anoymizer"?...

 

Decent60

Patient goes beep beep beeeeeeeeeep
I never thought they'd actually work either.


Sooo.. they FBI can't track you if you use "TOR anoymizer"?...
They could if you were in an instant chat with them. But just posting on the website, it's and endless barrage of people going in and out of your IP address.
 

Decent60

Patient goes beep beep beeeeeeeeeep
you: hey i got this coupon from the internet
store monkey: ok
you: thanks
I've actually gotten several of these fake coupons to work. Most places need a manager to approve the good ones. After the second or 3rd one, the company gets suspicious about it and put a ban on it.
 
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