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what are the steps to take if you sent money to someone as a down payment on a truck bought on craigslist, and as soon as you arrive to pick it up you learn that they have just ripped you off?
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In such a situation, it would be possible to file suit against the individual to recover the money. The plaintiff may be able to recover his attorney's fees from the defendant if he succeeds in the suit.

If it appears that the individual never intended to fulfill the agreement and was trying to con the victims out of down payment funds, the individual may have committed a crime which could be reported to law enforcement.

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W?ho do I report this and what do I do first?
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If you think a crime occurred (as described above), you could report it to the police and they'd investigate the matter.

It it wasn't a crime, it would be a civil matter. You'd want to retain an attorney to evaluate your matter in detail to help you determine whether you might recover the money in a lawsuit. The documents for the lawsuit would be filed at the Clerk of Court's office.

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