This has nothing to do with CPA or anything with online money to say. Also this is $1200 of hard earned money as only recently I went back to CPA. On to the story. My friend and I were subleasing the house for the summer and we made a deal that I get the summer's sublease money as they desperately needed another person to sign the lease. Since my friend told me that the checks were written wrong and said he hasn't been in the house to fix them and cash it as he is busy, I decided to pay the $1200 rent to him as he gives it to the landlord. Yes, I'm an idiot for believing in his excuses but we are a close clique and wouldn't expect him to lie like that. So the end of the summer comes along, and he says he is moving out because he didn't like his room and will only stay in the house if we swapped rooms. Of course, I said no, and he said he is getting another person for his room then and leaving. He's also not giving me back my summer money which was part of our deal. Before I indulge into things I can do, I feel like again like a tool for trusting him. Another sad part is that this guy is small and fat compared to me. I can probably kick his ass no doubt, but I'm a pacifist sort of guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. I haven't been in a fight since elementary school. In addition, since I have a reputation of negotiating unfair deals for people and getting deviant when it comes to money, my friends don't want to assist me in getting the money back. Makes me think if they are truly friends. And I find out he is moving out to one of my other "friend's" place. However, I will say that given the chance I can use blackhat tactics to get my money back. I am not new at this (disregard my post count). And although they say verbal agreements are binding, I think I'd have trouble doing this in a court room. I'm already stressed with many other things in my life and this is a huge blow to me. What should I do? I won't see him for a month.