I had a open competition and i announced the winner. I told the guy he won. He told me to send him the money to his paypal address. I did instantly after i responded to his pm. After i sent him the money only mins after we where chatting he was no where to be found and would not answere my emails or anything. I would like to get in contact with a mod so someone can investigate this person further. I already filed a dispute with paypal.
You did the right thing reporting through Paypal. Hopefully you also paid by credit card. That is the safest way, since I believe that Paypal has rules against covering electronically delivered content.
Hopefully Paypal will be helpful. About three years ago I had a situation through eBay where I never received an item, and Paypal refunded my money. It was a bit of a pain, but worth it for $50.00. Last year I received a broken item, and they were not nearly so helpful, since they had several more layers (hoops) to go through, and I did not recover my money.
If the amount is large enough, you also can report it through the FBI. It is a federal crime to use anything controlled by the FCC for fraud, and in the US the internet qualifies. You would most likely never see anything come of it, but I feel that it is important to report such things even so because eventually the laws will be written and enforced.
I think there being slow on purpose. I mean we where in the middle of transfering everything and it took me 1 min to send the money. I mean if he decided to go to bed in the middle of the transaction and not tell me hey man sorry but im going to bed that's messed up. I don't think that's right making someone wait 8-10 hours. I'm doing this project for a client and this guy just flakes on me after i fullfiled my end of the bargan.