I have to admit that I am taking a little extra joy in this one.
You see, in March of 2010, I came across one of his high-value counterfeit coupons, posted about it and within a few hours, both this site and my family (both online and in real life) came under an attack. The people on the 4chan site put me through Hell for about 36 hours. To see the one who created those coupons finally being brought to justice (and facing up to 30 years in jail!) after what he and his friends put me through makes me SO happy!
Lucas Henderson, a 22-year-old Rochester Institute of Technology student, is facing a pair of federal felony charges–wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods–for allegedly posting counterfeit coupons on zoklet.net.
Henderson, pictured at right, is also accused of directing users of that message board to 4chan, where they could download a copy of “How to Make Coupons,” a 45-page tutorial on designing coupons that would “scan at most any store in the U.S.,” thus tricking retailers.
The manual opens with a page listing “The 6 Commandments of Coupon Making,” including the admonition that the tutorial not be uploaded “to any permanent hosting.” Instead, the document should be shared on “anonymous image boards” (like 4chan) where “posts expire after a period of time.” Placing the tutorial at a permanent online location “makes it much easier for companies and moral assholes to come across them and warn stores about them.”
You can also read more about my personal experience with these people HERE