Pizza Hut in Brazil has been receiving a coupon that claims it is, "A special offer available to E*Trade Pizza Hut shareholders." The coupon offers a free two topping pizza "valid any Pizza Hut location in North America."
Area General Manager Kathy Willyard said that over the past two weeks, they have received about 25 coupons, all identical. One day employees questioned the validity and contacted their headquarters in Pittsburg, Kan. That is when they were notified that the coupon is fraudulent and not to be accepted.
If the coupon is presented for payment at Pizza Hut, it will be confiscated and turned in to the local police department. Surrounding Pizza Huts have been made aware of the coupons.
A complaint has been filed with the authorities and an investigation is in progress.