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Good afternoon. I am Loren, a licnesed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you. I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.
We see this fairly often and it is a fairly common scam through Ebay. The emails with payment instructions were not, in fact, from eBay and I strongly suspect that the person is actually located in the US.
Unfortuantely, unless you know how to find these scammers in the US to serve them, all you can do is to file a police report and write off the lost money on your taxes as a casualty loss.
Ebay does not take responsibility for these scams.
I realize this is probably not the answer you were hoping to receive. Also, please remember that this is not a moral judgement on my part. As a professional, however, I am sometimes placed in the position of having to deliver news which is not favorable to a customer's legal position, but accurately reflects their position under the law. I hate it, but it happens and I only ask that you not penalize me with a bad or poor rating for having to deliver less than favorable news.
Then file a police report and press charges for fraud and theft by deception. If it is a valid address then you can sue them, as well.
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