Salisbury: Country Club Senior Allegedly Gets Scammed by Long-Distance Jamican Con Artist. N.C Attorney General’s Tips on Spotting Scams

Posted on December 14, 2017



RFP Staff

♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Michael Whisenant, 72, living at 116 Rebel Road in Salisbury’s Country Club community, was the alleged victim of “fraud flim-flam confidence games/trickery”.  Whisenant believed he was the winner of a $8 million jackpot and a Mercedes Benz and could claim his prizes if he paid the $395 in “taxes” first.  A man named Bill told him about his big win.

Whisenant went to Walmart where he transferred the $395 via a RIA Transaction similar to wiring money from a Western Union.  The $395 was sent to a person named Linda Jenkins.  After waiting awhile, he began to doubt Bill.  Whisenant searched Linda Jenkins’ phone number on line and discovered it was listed for Kingston Jamacia.  Whisenant called Bill who claimed he would return the money by a certain date.

So far no dice.

Manifest of Whisenant’s scammed money from the Salisbury Police Event Report:

116 Rebel Road, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location 116 Rebel Road, Salisbury, N.C.:

From a Previous RFP article: “Updated: The Most Common Scams Encountered in Salisbury, N.C. and Rowan County. NCDOJ’s Complete Scams & Fraud Booklet PDF.:”

RFP Staff/NCDOJ.GOV

“Ma’m I just ran out of gas and I need get to my new job in Rockwell. My kids and wife are counting on me. Could you loan me ten bucks until Monday?”

The most common scams and frauds encountered in Salisbury, N.C., Rowan County, and Across the U.S.A. Here is a Complete Scams & Fraud Booklet PDF.:

http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/229471e3-afe5-4354-a1bd-708f70479f5f/Scams-Booklet-1-2017-FINAL.aspx

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