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PFBC Commission warn of online scams

By Staff | Oct 30, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) are warning anglers and hunters to avoid online scams when purchasing their licenses.

The warning follows several recent reports of customers paying for licenses through third-party websites not affiliated with either agency, and then never receiving a license.

Customers should be aware of several look-a-like websites that mimic the agencies’ branding and offer customers the ability to purchase licenses and related permits.

Anyone who encounters a website offering the sale of a Pennsylvania fishing or hunting license that does not link to The Outdoor Shop [www.pa.wildlifelicense.com] [to complete the transaction should call the PFBC Fishing License Help Line at (877)707-4085 or the Game Commission’s license division at (717)787-2084.

Victims of a fishing or hunting license scam should notify the PA Attorney General’s Office.