Cary man loses more than $750,000 of savings in crypto investment scheme



Thursday, November 16, 2023 2:13PM

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) — Investments gone bad. Jim Wilkerson of Cary is out more than $750,000 after he thought he found a great investment opportunity.

He’s sharing his story hoping to prevent others from his financial heartbreak.

“You feel pretty ashamed of yourself when something like this happens,” Wilkerson said to Troubleshooter Diane Wilson.

This whole things started when Wilkerson was contacted on LinkedIn about an investment opportunity.

“This person said, well, you know, those gold futures — and I did some reading up on it — are risky, but it’s a very high return. So, OK, I’ll take a shot, it can’t hurt,” he recalled.

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