Hi I need help, I'm a foreigner who meet a Filipina in the Philippines and trusted her, I decided to buy a condominium with her as spa, I provided checks under my name for the down payment for 18 months. So to fund the bank where I had my checks, I sent her money every month to deposit in my account so that when the condo company takes the.money from my checking account it would have funds. Apparently she only paid 4 months of my down payment and been depositing money to my bank to cover insufficient bank charges as so that the bank account won't be closed, she left the country already and I found out about her not depositing money in my checking account when I went back to the Philippines last april. Could this be considered as estafa in the Philippines and what should I do to get the money back and can I have her deported from the states? How long would it take for me to file a case against her and can this be a high case of estafa? I already lost the condominium because the whole down payment has not been paid, only 5 months was paid. Please help me just want to know if this is worth fighting for before I do.anthing. thank you in advance.