Most americans, but not all.... just sterotypically speaking, are too busy to be concerned with their fellow neighbor. We pretty much are all arrogant and have keep to ourselves sorts of attitudes. Sometimes our society can be a bit cut throat.
have you tried filing a complaint with the internet fraud complaint center? Also, try searching "legal aid" in Texas...it is usually for low-income people, but they may be able to offer some assistance or lead you in the right direction.
here's the link for the IFCChttp://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp