I bought a car from craigslist for 2,500 but he never showed up to give me my car he gave fake info for example he said he was a 40 year old women with a husband and 2 kids that they were moving to Singapore so they needed the car gone ASAP i paid him using an online fund transfer using Bank of America zelle service and it turned out that he also had Bank of America and they have is account info so he’ll be fairly simple to tack down but the thing is i live in MD while he lives in GA he also deleted the ad soon after we finished the transaction but luckily i took a lot of screen shots of the ad and all the pics of the car in one of the pics i managed to get the license plate # and i also did some extra investigating and found out he was actually a guy some where between the age of 20-24 i also have his phone number, seller email from Craigslist and i even found out he has a YouTube channel so what would be the best option in this case one things is for sure though I’m getting my money back one way or another but i was just wondering if it would be beneficial to sue him
One route to consider is to contact law enforcement in Georgia. There may be restitution available in that state if the person is convicted- a Georgia attorney may be able to advise on that. A lawsuit in Maryland is possible- the facts as described seem to be a fairly straightforward civil case. But successfully collecting on any judgment would depend on the assets/income of the person- and for the amount involved, it may or may not make financial sense due to the expense of pursuing the person in Georgia.
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