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Email says land shark permit is invalid?

SuperMutuSuperMutu Posts: 478 Deckhand
I got an email saying that my certificate for land based shark fishing, which I just completed a month ago, is invalid.  

Looks a little fishy.  Anyone else get this email?


  • tarponhuntertarponhunter Posts: 472 Deckhand
    I also got it but felt it seemed fishy as well. I did not respond or click on links and figure ill get another one if there is some sort of issue.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,456 Captain
    Take any question about your license to myfwc.com
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,395 Officer
    I'm getting those type of emails about every day now. It's called Phishing and they're looking to get you to post any and all personal data; don't post!  If you do post keep a close eye on your bank account. For me, it's mostly banks wanting me to update my account info but it comes from "Banks" who I've never dealt with before.  Just this week we got an email from someone IDing themselves as Amazon Customer Service saying we would have our account shut down unless we updated our info.  We called Amazon CS and as usual they had not sent us any emails!  Happens with every national emergency situation; 911, major hurricanes, Covid-19.  Scum, taking advantage of folks to illegally rob us. 
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,253 AG
    SuperMutu said:
    I got an email saying that my certificate for land based shark fishing, which I just completed a month ago, is invalid.  

    Looks a little fishy.  Anyone else get this email?
    No....but if you send me all your banking information...I'll check it out for you

    I am a Nigerian Prince...so you can trust me.... 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 2,738 Captain
    edited June 2020 #6
    There will never be a really free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived.
  • XafXaf Posts: 1,123 Officer
    I just moved and did a change of address through the official USPS website.  Someone must have hacked it somehow because there have been two bank accounts opened in my name with my new address.  So far it hasn't cost me anything except aggravation.  I called the 1st bank as soon as I got a statement from them.  When I told them that I didn't have an account with them the fraud department told me to put a freeze on my credit with the 3 main credit rating companies.  If they try to open any more accounts in my name they will be rejected. I'm afraid of what else they might have done out there that I don't know about.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,236 AG
    I'd love to meet one of them face to face.
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