The use of coupons is a win-win situation that should benefit all participants. They are an excellent marketing tool for manufacturers and retailers, and offer great savings for consumers. Unfortunately, as with anything of actual worth, coupons are susceptible to misuse and fraud. With the recent rise in popularity of coupons, law officials and businesses are having a tough time staying ahead of the offenders. Growing demand combined with tech-savvy criminals creates the perfect storm for illicit activity, and makes things more difficult for honest couponers.