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    well it's not very often i get scammed i can tell you I've not fished for four years, some of the old boys i shoot with have a strech of river with trout and grayling in, and keep getting invited to go with them so went on line and paid the £45 didn't think mutch about it till my mate said did you get a rod licence i said yes and carnt believe how mutch they had gone up he says what £30 I said no 45 when I checked it out there's a 3rd party nothing to do with e.a they take your £45 send your details to the e.a and keep £15 in fairness it's my fault for not checking first

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    I saw those third party websites when I recently obtained my licence online. Thankfully I avoided them and paid my £20 (OAP rate) to the Government.

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    26 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

    This sort of thing should be outlawed!

    the bloke i spoke to at the e.a said that company pay a lot of money to Google to be at the top of the page when searching said they make a fortune

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    23 minutes ago, davewh100 said:

    the bloke i spoke to at the e.a said that company pay a lot of money to Google to be at the top of the page when searching said they make a fortune

    Yup, this is how it happens. People need to be aware of it, so it's worth spreading the word. Facebook, Twitter, whatever. It's a really mean-spirited thing to make money out of. 

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    yep my mate fell for the same .

    he googled rod licence and the first site "rod licence . co .uk " came up top of the list so he ordered from them at  £45 which as said by O/P £15 over the top

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    Google must have changed the search, the .gov website is the first to appear on my google. :good:

    And rod licence .co .uk doesn't even appear.

    Edited by Newbie to this
    So the website doesn't show as a link

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    7 hours ago, davewh100 said:

    well it's not very often i get scammed i can tell you I've not fished for four years, some of the old boys i shoot with have a strech of river with trout and grayling in, and keep getting invited to go with them so went on line and paid the £45 didn't think mutch about it till my mate said did you get a rod licence i said yes and carnt believe how mutch they had gone up he says what £30 I said no 45 when I checked it out there's a 3rd party nothing to do with e.a they take your £45 send your details to the e.a and keep £15 in fairness it's my fault for not checking first

    Oops!! Last time I got one I went to Post office, might well have gone on line next time as p/o isn't there now, bunch of...... Viking king knut.

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    On 01/06/2018 at 13:40, Newbie to this said:

    Google must have changed the search, the .gov website is the first to appear on my google. :good:

    And rod licence .co .uk doesn't even appear.

    It's now 'www.onlinefishinglicences.co.uk' and they're still charging £45 for the senior.

    My google search now looks like this...

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    .gov.uk is second and the correct price, but plenty of people won't get that far

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    1 hour ago, chrisjpainter said:

    It's now 'www.onlinefishinglicences.co.uk' and they're still charging £45 for the senior.

    My google search now looks like this...

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    .gov.uk is second and the correct price, but plenty of people won't get that far

    I see the problem, I'm using an add blocker, so the top one which is an add is blocked

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    On ‎01‎/‎06‎/‎2018 at 09:10, davewh100 said:

    well it's not very often i get scammed i can tell you I've not fished for four years, some of the old boys i shoot with have a strech of river with trout and grayling in, and keep getting invited to go with them so went on line and paid the £45 didn't think mutch about it till my mate said did you get a rod licence i said yes and carnt believe how mutch they had gone up he says what £30 I said no 45 when I checked it out there's a 3rd party nothing to do with e.a they take your £45 send your details to the e.a and keep £15 in fairness it's my fault for not checking first

    nearly did that myself on Friday, near same situation not been for a few years, but I noticed the GOV UK site below.

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