The Wildlife Resources Commission is urging the public to be aware of private online websites claiming to sell North Carolina fishing licenses. Whether it be inland or coastal fishing, licenses can only be purchased online at, by calling the agency’s license department at 888-248-6834 or in-person through local Wildlife Service Agents. The agency does not contract or partner with any other online vendors to sell licenses, so any purchases made through fraudulent websites could potentially result in financial losses and compromised personal data.