I know there's been some posts along these lines before. Up for discussion is not my own stupidity. I'm less stupid than this simplified version of the story makes me seem, but I'm slightly more stupid than someone who would not have done this. I'm completely aware that I should not have done this, but here goes. I paid for something on Craigslist with a money order. The person never showed. (I swear, they were good. I deal with people like this for a living.) Now, here's what I have. A phone number we have been corresponding with. A name that they used to retrieve the money order, so they had to show an ID to retrieve it (although it could have been a fake). Two email addresses (aol.com and live.com) we have been corresponding with. A hunch that they are actually fairly local with their knowledge of the area. I'm really looking for something in the vein of this guy who just hunted the folks down himself. I'm not going to hurt anyone, I just think I can be a bit quicker than any law enforcement help. I have fairly little trust in the law and their speed. Any advice on where to go from here? I have a reverse phone number lookup in the works, as we've been communicating on a landline. But what else can I do? I'll probably update often on my Twitter, so keep up with the entire saga there. I'll also be checking in here. Thanks a ton. By the way, if anyone is an amateur sleuth looking to cut their teeth, email me at joshcody (at) gmail (dot) com.