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So I was scammed out of $400 buy some slimeball on Craigslist and I'm wondering what I can do about it, if anything.
Here's the situation: About a month or two ago I contact some guy selling really good seats for a Toronto/Edmonton Hockey game. He was charging $200 a ticket, which was just below face value and therefore a really good deal. After exchanging a few emails, we meet up in person and I pay him $400 cash.
Saturday night was the night of the game, so I excitedly head down to the Arena (The ACC). I get to the doors and the dude there scans my ticket at the scanner beeps funny. He tells me to go over to the box office. The guy there tells me that these tickets are void, as the guy that owns the Seasons Tickets requested replacements. He calmly tells me that this happens a lot and my only options are to try and get my money back from the guy or call the police. He couldn't give me the tickets back, but he gave me a photocopy, a brief description of what's wrong with them and his/the box office's contact info.
So, what are my chances of actually getting anywhere with this? I mean, I paid cash on Craigslist and don't have a receipt or anything.
The information I do have:
The Scammer's name
The Scammer's phone number
The main intersection of where the Scammer lives
a short email trail organizing the transaction
photocopies of the tickets with contact info for the ACC Box office
Possibly a bank record of me taking the $200 from an ATM - Although I may have taken out more than $200. Need to confirm this
Assuming the guy that sold me the tickets is the actual season ticket holder, the the ACC should have his full contact information
Should I even bother calling the police?
All I've done so far is email the Scammer saying I knew what he did and that I would be contacting the police unless I got my money back or replacement tickets. I may have called him a Scumbag in my email as well...