Date registered: Jan 2013
Vehicle: 90 350SDL, 98 S420, 97 SL500, 94 S420, past owner of W108/W112/W114/W123/W124/W126/W140 & W220 cars
Location: Tampa, FL
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There has to be some legal recourse here. Since the transaction went outside of eBay that have no involvement.
Have you contacted your bank? You can't get the check back, but they should be able to work with you and the receiving bank to identify the scammer.
This is bad business for the banks, and I'm sure they would assist you somehow.
For $2k I would be contacting a lawyer. A consult should be free.
Since this crossed state lines it's got to be a Federal crime. I assume you still have their contact information?
You should contact the state attorney general's office in the state they are in, too.