A friend from the Los Angeles Daily News sent in this tip about the dark side of coupon sites:
Hey Julia, thought this might interest you.
I’ve been seeing lots of ads for a site called “Coupon Suzy” (couponsuzy.com) so I decided to check them out.
The site itself looks like it offers some decent coupon deals, but to actually print a coupon, you have to install THEIR printer driver.
A little Google detective work revealed that
the Suzy’s printer driver is malware or spyware. I avoided downloading it (fortunately) and will avoid Coupon Suzy and similar sites that require a customized piece of software to simply print something out. That’s why the gods of Adobe invented PDFs.
Not that all coupon sites have malware or are suspicious, but there certainly are more than a few out there. So be very careful before you download any driver or plugin. And when in doubt, do without!