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Black Friday Offers are ON FIRE!







Woke up to some great news today..

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

Black Friday specials up to 50% off! Well, I am about to shop until my pants drop. Let's see what I can grab before it's too late..

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

At first glance I thought I must be hallucinating due to the mix of turkey and dubious quality Vietnamese wine I had yesterday, but I wasn't. Certates and Saltigas are only $98.99, and on top of that they give an $8 coupon code. Now I wonder if customs will give me a hard time when my order of 50 high end reels arrives. Maybe I should divide my shopping spree into several orders with few reels in each to avoid hefty importation duties?

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

Beginning with the Saltigas, a pop-up appeared announcing the latest purchase made in real time. Damn you Franziska from Iowa. Better buy quickly before she empties their shelves!!

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Are these guys the best or what? As I was finishing my order, I got a "random discount" of 40% on top of the $8 coupon. This is the deal of the decade. Actually it could be the deal of the century, since the only deal I know of that even comes close was back in 1912 when one of my great uncle's friends got a chance to travel free on the inaugural voyage of a large ship that left Liverpool for NYC, whose name escapes me now. Turned out to be a rotten friend though since he never sent my uncle any letters or even a post card from America. But I digress..

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

What!  My order got rejected, even though I entered my details accurately..

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

And for payment I used my brand spanking new cardboard "Visa" which I received in my junk mail. I guess it wasn't meant to be and I'll just have to wait till next year to finally land my Black Friday bargains :(

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

Jokes aside, this is yet another scam created and curated specifically to nab fishermen looking for Black Friday deals, and the domain was registered only a couple of months ago in anticipation for today. These opportunistic predators couldn't care less about me blacklisting them, because by the time I find them and post a warning that then gets crawled and cached by search engines they'd be long gone with tens of thousands of dollars from anglers seeking Black Friday discounts. Not only do those cockroaches steal your money, but they now also have your credit card details which they could use to buy crypto then off to the dark web to spend it on kiddie porn, and the next thing you know will be police knocking on your door to destroy your life, or to give you a top position in the government since the criteria is quite different these days.

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Big gratitude to a fisherman from Greece who sent me this site today just in time to disrupt their Black Friday scheme, and instead of simply adding it to my continuously-updated LIST OF SCAM SITES I decided to post this quick note to give it maximum exposure, and as a reminder that fraudsters are abound and that you should never drop your guard or else you're setting yourself up for a rude awakening no matter what sort of protection your bank promises you..

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Black Friday Scams - AlanHawk.com.

Just one of many cases where I worked with fishermen who got scammed on mitigating the damage, only for their banks to fail to act with the necessary urgency and in this case even ask the victim to give the scammers "the benefit of the doubt".

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For more information on the subject and how to spot red flags check this article, which I wrote almost 9 years ago yet most of its contents remain relevant today. Also don't hesitate to contact me if you ever see something suspicious and want me to check it for you.

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Happy Thanksgiving to American fishos, and be safe everyone.

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Cheers


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Alan Hawk

November, 25th, 2022




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