well basically the thief and scammer Rachapoll Phromyarat who has 2 sf accounts wrongwroks and m0bbie filed a chargeback so paypal gave him back the money and closed the case, once again i have undeniable proof that he bought the suit (and matching pair of pants) and picked it up from his po box. Paypal int care but the money was already out, so we told paypal they can go screw themselves, but we are hiring a lawyer to go after this bastard. I dont know how he hasnt been banned yet. I wish someone can dig up where this clown is working i would love to call his employer and out him for what he really is.
Presuming you did everything right as per my favorite company's loaded-with-fine-print instructions, I would consider sending a demand letter to PP as well, then suing them if they do not make good. I'm guessing the schmuck who scammed you may not have much more to his name than the worth of the next item he steals, so a ruling in your favor, and then a judgment, even if you get it, isn't worth more than the paper it is written on. Even if you get a judgment and he has funds, how can you collect? You'd have to pay a lawyer to lien up any real property he has, if he has any and if you can find it, and even then you'd get nothing until or unless he decided to sell the property. A judgment against PP, however, is a different matter entirely. They're the deep pocket here and they would likely pay any judgment obtained without having to lien anything. Don't lose sight of the fact that none of this would have happened without PP, and you relied on their promises and guarantees, etc. to protect you. By all appearances, they did not make good on promises on which you based your trust--and you paid them money for this "service" to boot.
Where, how, did you find this lawyer? I hope you went on the recommendation of someone you trust. Lawyers can be bigger rip-off artists than the guy who stole the suit and your money (as I understand things, he has both). If you picked him out of a phone book and he said he would do this on contingency, I would be wary--the filing fee in a small-claims case is at least $100, I would guess, and he would have to take the time to go to court and prepare a complaint, which is two hours, if you're lucky. If your loss is $5,000 (IIRC, it's more like $4,000, but let's do best-case scenario) and he gets one-third, a fairly standard contingency split, I'm not sure how taking this case pencils out for him unless he's done enough advance footwork to know for sure that the target has real property that's the end-of-the-day lever for making you, and him, whole. If you're paying him a retainer, I don't see how it can pencil out for you unless you've also done enough advance footwork to know whether you're going after a squeezed-out turnip or someone who actually has the means--and, more importantly, targetable means--to make you whole.
Long way of saying, it seems to me that your odds are better going after PP than the con artists. Con artists are, generally speaking, fairly lawsuit-proof. That's part of why they can continue being con artists--suing them doesn't make a lick of difference.
Finally, have you filed the appropriate reports with law enforcement? I'm thinking the postal inspector, U.S. attorney and local police in the city where the suit was picked up. I would not give up on the criminal route. As has been discussed here previously, a crime has been committed and you are the victim. As has also been discussed, the authorities aren't likely to care, but you should nonetheless file a report and create a record so that you can pressure law enforcement, through your elected representatives if necessary, to take action. As has been pointed out, this won't be easy, it will be frustrating, time-consuming and maddening as all get-out, and there are no guarantees, but it may well be your only hope if you want to see your money again.