I was tricked into investing $250,000 with two acquaintances who said they had a real estate investment business. They gave me a contract with their company and they personally guaranteed my funds. The contract says the company would purchase real estate and fix it and sell it at a profit. In fact the guys were scammers. There was no company. They never looked for real estate much less bought any. Just kept the money. I sued and obtained a default judgment. But I learned that they intended to defraud me. That it wasn't a business deal that didn't work out. The police are not too interested and one excuse they are using is that this matter has a three year SOL and it would take them 60 days to process my report. I wrote to the DA and the US Atty and received no response.