As a background story, this "friend" of mine had a $550 check he wanted me to cash for him (he didn't have a bank account) back in December. The deal was, I keep $50 just for cashing it for him and he gets $500 from it. A day after cashing it, I went to the bank to get it cashed. They said the money from the check was available so I thought it was all good and I went ahead and withdrew the $500. Boy were they wrong, it turned out the check bounced and I was out $500 after the withdraw. Fortunately I had money to pay it off so that didn't become too big of an issue. But the issue was that I still needed my money back from him. Winter break passed by without me saying a word to him during those 2 weeks because he lives like 30 minutes away and his phone was out of service. First day back to school I approach him about it and he said he will pay me back and all that good stuff. Here I am, 3 months after that incident and I have yet to get a penny back from him. Whenever I approach him about the situation, it's "I got you man, I just don't have a penny to my name right now". He hasn't shunned me away but it's blatantly obvious he won't pay me back. Yes, I made a dumbass decision to trust someone that sketch and I'm pissed off about it. What do you guys suggest me to do? Look for his address? Take legal action? I NEED HELP DAMMIT! Oh ya, please don't suggest me to kick his ass and call me a pussy for not thinking about doing it. The dude is twice my size, fighting is the least logical thing to do. One last note, I'm sure many of you will consider me to be pretty fucking stupid for thinking that check would not bounce. Look at it this way, at the time it looked like an easy $50 for me and he said he would smoke me up with part of that $500 (which he did). The check bouncing was the last thing I expected. EDIT FROM 3/3/2021 THIS THREAD WAS CREATED IN 2012 WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD!! Please go to post #37 for updates!