Target Discontinues Coupon Due To Rampant Fraud

If you downloaded a web coupon that offered $5 off any $25 purchase at Target, you should know that you’ve been had. Someone altered a real coupon—removing the image and the word “toy,” in order to make it seem like it applied to any purchase. The original undoctored coupon, which was e-mailed to 85,000 Target customers, was for $5 off any $25 toy purchase, and Target is now pulling the coupon due to the rampant fraud.

Target says:

Our goal is to always surprise and delight our guests with great values, and we are disappointed that some of our guests may be inconvenienced by our need to respond to this fraudulent tampering and transferring.

The customers who originally received the coupon will be compensated with a $5 gift card. (Target says you’ll be notified by email.) Target has also placed signs near the registers indicating that the coupon is no longer valid.

Target Coupon Fraudulently Tampered with and Transferred [Target]