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What recourse do I have from an out of state private wine buyer

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What recourse do I have from an out of state private wine buyer who has not sent the wine I purchased for $5000. This was a collectable wine from a private individual. It was paid thru PayPal on the internet. States involved were Texas and California.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
Hi and thank you for using JustAnswer!

I am sorry to learn of your experience. What happened when you filed a dispute with PayPal?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Its up in the air and waiting their investigation. It should work out ok however I wondered what recourse would I have if I never got my product purchased or my money returned.
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
Was the purchase made online through the seller's website?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Purchase was made thru private website.
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
You could sue the seller in small claims court (in the state where the seller is located) or you could report the matter to IC3. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant.

A complaint for investigation can be filed at this link:

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