TWRA Warns Of Scam Connected To Fishing License Purchases

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A scam website has been detected by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. There is a new bogus website that appears when one Googles "Tennessee fishing license."


The scam website appears as an advertisement during a Google search for “Tennessee Fishing License.” The site then allows one to enter their personal information, such as name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, phone number, email address and residential address.

It gathers this info, but never asks for payment for the license.

 

This website appears to have been created outside the United States, and the TWRA is working to get the site shut down. TWRA encourages anyone who has submitted information through this scamming site to monitor or freeze their credit.

 

The only legitimate place to purchase a hunting and fishing license online in the State of Tennessee is at https://gooutdoorstennessee.com/.


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