What is coupon abuse?

Coupon or discount abuse happens when a fraudster creates multiple accounts so they can use a promotion more than once.

Medium-sized to enterprise businesses are more likely to see this type of fraud because they tend to offer coupons, discounts, and other promotions with the intent of attracting more customers.

Where some types of policy abuse is perpetrated by individual fraudsters, coupon abuse is often the work of large-scale crime rings and mass-registered fake accounts.

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