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CPW cautions anglers to avoid purchasing fishing licenses on fraudulent websites

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 14:17:53-05

DENVER — After being alerted to a fraudulent website claiming to sell Colorado fishing licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging people to be wary of third party sites offering deals on CPW products.

CPW's online shop and hundreds of license sales agents across the state are the easiest, most secure, and best priced methods of purchasing fishing licenses.

There is no guarantee that licenses purchased through third party sites will be legitimately recognized by CPW or that they will ever be delivered to those who buy them.

Also, the fraudulent sites often sell licenses at a significantly marked up price. Those sites have sold a resident Colorado fishing license for as much as $134, which is nearly $100 more than a valid resident license actually costs.

Fraudulent third party sites may use or sell personal information from the purchaser, including social security or credit card information.

Starting March 1, CPW will be selling 2020 13-month fishing licenses. You can buy these at a CPW Shop, at a CPW park or office, or from an authorized Colorado sales agent in person.