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A contractor was suppose to do a job for me but instead he took off with 1025 dollars and now I can't contact him this was in March, I have the cancelled checks and the contract with his signature. Tried having the police serve him with the small claims suit but they failed to serve him so my case is being dismissed. I also sent a demand letter for which somebody else signed off on and they happen to be on his facebook friends list. I know he is hiding but wonder if there is anything else i could do. I am retired military and 63 years old, and did something stupid like pay up front. Not 1 nail was driven. I have tried other ways of contact i.e. social network and phone texts all being ignored. Thank You
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