Filing a Dispute/Complaint with Audiogon
While Audiogon has no ability to insure or force any user to comply with any rules or laws, we do have a process that offers a formalized inquiry into the transaction. Learn more here.
Contacting the other party's local police
If you are quite sure that you have been defrauded, you should first contact the local sheriff's office nearest to the other party. The level of interest in consumer to consumer fraud seems to vary dramatically from state to state and county to county, but your best hope for loss recovery is with the police/sheriff nearest the other party.
Reporting fraud to State/National agencies.
We have assembled a page of links for national and state level agencies that take reports on fraud. While it is hard to predict any results or recovery of losses, it is possible that other people have lodged complaints against the same individual and company. If there have been enough people victimized, these agencies may investigate. List of agencies/offices.