OK, I feel an idiot because I cannot believe I did this. Maybe just posting it will help me see it in perspective... Two years ago I was going out with a group of local "professionals", among which this lawyer from Puerto Rico. She relocated to Boston, MA, but would come and visit MI often. She explained to me she had no money, b/c her father had suffered an heart attack and the family was needy. To cut the story short, I gave her 3,000USD. I did not know that people in the US are very different. Of course, never heard from her since. No more e-mails, no more calls, she disappeared. Now one of the ex-friends (who told me she does not want to hear from her!!!!!) e-mailed me saying she is on face-book. What would you do? 1) Forget everything, what goes around comes around? 2) start bugging her? 3) call the Police, even if there was no loan contract?