Thank you all for taking the time to reply,

Lets be clear. There are no identifiers in my posting that would lead anyone here to the identity of the individual. There also is no offer in my posting to do so. The stretch between what was posted and what some here imagined might be forthcoming was just that, a product of their imaginations. I posed a straight forward question, to gauge the members interest in these matters.

I known how to handle this matter and even though, as I stated in my post, I'm not interested in recouping my loss. There is sufficient reason for us all to be cautious in our dealings, even when it's with members who we think we have some sense of. Be it here or anywhere else on the net.
To that end, my posting serves it's purpose - as a reminder.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond, Dave