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Thread: North American Fishing Club is a SCAM!!!!!!!

  1. Default North American Fishing Club is a SCAM!!!!!!!

    Just thought I'd pass this along.

    I joined this under theguise of being a "product tester" First they sent me five poor quality fishhooks as a gift. I was underwhelmed. Then they send me a book and the letter says I have to either BUY IT or return it. When I called the operator said it was sent as a free preview. What it comes down to is that the consumer has to either buy the thing or go through the trouble of returning it. It's a racket.

    It was a very nice book, but not something I wanted to buy. Had the company/ "club" been forthcoming about this practice I wouldn't be mad, but they weren't, & I'd read the fine print.

    Further research showed that the North American Fishing Club has been billing people for unsolicited services/products/memberships for years, and then sending these "debts" to collection agencies, tainting the credit of consumers. I found a complaint from a guy that doesn't even fish!

    So, buyer beware. Just thought I'd share this.

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    THANK YOU, good to know!

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lynwood, CA
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    Good think I never joined, I actually thought about it at one point.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Chino, ca
    Posts
    450

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    Been there, done there, still have some books to "buy".

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    But that free sticker looks great on my truck!!

    You mean now I have to buy a bunch of stuff?!?

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    La Puente
    Posts
    1,748

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    yup they got me two.

    the sent my my free " gift " and then when i wasnt able to pay for a subscription i started getting letters saying that i owe them for the free gift and all the issues of magazines i got ( i never got one magazine)

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    I joined and put my son's nam e on the membership. A few weeks later he was eligible to win 1 million dollars and he's ten. They will solicit the heck out of you and the testing gear is crap. Just watch the TV show for free.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    by the freeway
    Posts
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    They also promise "semi private" fishing spots.....
    1. there not really private
    2. the good one that are.....you CANT get a spot

    Exactly like the hunt club with a similar name

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Riverside, Ca
    Posts
    55

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    I got snookered also. I got the same offer & then came the books! the first one at $12.95 was not bad, general knowledge but maybe useful so I took it. The 2nd one then went up to $27.95 so I returned it. They are still haunting me about payiinng for that book. I have the return reciept so like heck if I am going to pay for it.

    That will be the last thing I buy from them. I have also got 2 packahges opf 5 hooks & a pack of 3 swivels. Wow! What a deal! Live & learn I guess. Just the rest of you becareful & learn from our mistakes.

    Keep a tight line & I will learn on my own how to fish.

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    yea 15 yrs ago,i got hoodwinked into this driving iron, that owned the world record drive ,with an iron. i ordered it.satisfaction gaurented ,or just return it ,if it didnt improve your golf game by 10 strokes.no questions asked.no charge.trying to return it was a nightmare.when they sent an extra one ,with a higher degree rating(2 iron),and was free, even if i returned the orginal 1 iron.they told me they were going to make sure my credit rating would be affected if i didnt pay for the other one.at that point you dont want to know my answer.never did i ever fall for these fishing or golfing gimmicks.like the old saying if it sounds to good...

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