Gordon Meyer wrote:The attorney general isn't going to help you. It's a bad debt/breach of contract situation, not a criminal matter that they'd be interested in. You can always file in small claims court, as a last resort.
Don't assume that this is wholly a civil matter without criminal issues. Were any of the negotiations over the phone? It may be wire fraud. Were any of the negotiations through the U.S. mails? The postal inspector may be able to help you.
Let the appropriate attorney general tell you if he can help at worst, you've written a letter which doesnt yield results and you are only out a stamp. (CC a copy of the letter to the person who stiffed you it may be sufficient to put the fear of God in them).