Purim is always a rough time for me, as I am always worried about being mekayem Matanot Laevyonim properly. The problem is of course that if you share an עני with someone else, then if the other guy gives him the money first he might not be technically an עני by the time it's your turn to give matanot.
As such, I usually find my evyonim 30 days before purim and lock them up to make sure nobody gives them any money (drugged fruit on Tu-Bishvat is perfect for this). This year however, one of my evyonim managed to chew through his ropes and got away (will need to conisder mehadrin rope next year).
This is my dilemma. All the local evyonim have already been taken, so what is the shiur for how I must go to look for a real evyon? Also, is it technically possible to temporarily rob someone of everything? What if I just threaten them until they are mafkir everything they own? Not sure that it would really work...
Does anyone have any better ideas? My best plan right now is to get an eved then release him. I think that "Kana Eved Kana Rabo" should suffice to ensure that he is an עני deorita.