If you have set a BANK check to some criminal who has failed to deliver, or has delivered junk, in the state of CT, and maybe elsewhere, this is what you can do: (This is no substitute for legal advice)
1. File a police report immediately...internet fraud is the crime.
2. Bring the report to the bank where the check was drawn, along with the police report.
3. If the bank check has not cleared (and it probably hasn't if you sent it overseas) ask the bank to put a stop payment on it. They will only do this is you have a police report claiming fraud. If they refuse, threaten to get an attorney to sue them if the check clears because of their refusal.
4. This will not work for postal, western union, or other "third party" money orders. (Possible good reason not to use them)
5.Herb, please do not delete this even though it is not an ad, because the information in it is accurate as far as I know. I discovered this procedure in May of 98 but unfortunately the check I sent had cleared. Email me for details of the perpetrating scumbag.
Thanks for reading, Bob.