There is only one real difference between someone stealing your bag in the street and someone stealing your money over the internet.
When it's virtual theft you can't scream 'Stop, thief!' like they do in the movies. Those famous two words are usually followed by a handsome man throwing a can of vegetables into the crowd. You can actually feel that sense of justice and relief when the can of vegetables hits the thief right on the head as he bolts from the crime scene. It's moments like these that I wish there were virtual cans of vegetables that I could throw through my computer screen that would fly out the thief's computer screen on the other end.
The reason I'm going on about this is because I recently purchased a secondhand Louis Vuitton bag on the internet. The seller was from South Australia and I'm from Melbourne. It's been 23 days since she supposedly sent the bag and it still hasn't arrived. I doubt she even sent it to begin with. She has given me nothing but trouble since day one and I wish I hadn't deposited the money into her account.
Here is the last email I wrote to her.
I feel some release of stress by taking this matter further. Deep down though, I know the feeling will never compare to the relief I would get if I caused a concussion to the lowlife who stole my cash.