Thomasville Man Scammed Out of Thousands

| April 11, 2016

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THOMASVILLE – A Thomasville man is warning others of a telephone scam that cost him thousands.

Gordon Singelton, 71, said he began receiving phone calls at the beginning of March saying he had won a Mercedes Benz, $100,00 in cash and $7.5 million. The catch was that Gordon first had to send money to Jamaica; through Western Union or Moneygram. He said he never sent more than $950 at one time. One receipt he pulled out to show was for $125.

With the help of his daughter, it didn’t take long for Gordon to figure out it was all a scam, but by then it was too late. Gordon had already spent more than $6,000. Money now gone from a joint account shared by he and his wife, but he said at the time all he wanted to do was help.

“My wife is dying with cancer, and I figured if I could get the money, I could pay the doctor bills, that’s the reason I did it,” Gordon explained.

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2 Comments on "Thomasville Man Scammed Out of Thousands"

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  1. Eric "Da Blacksheep" TrixNDix says:

    A fool and their money are soon parted….