We got scammed BIG TIME!
Our country - South Africa - is experiencing the biggest drought in 30 years. It has not rained in our province at all, and there are no more green paddocks or fields. Our Friesians usually get fed in the early morning, works by mid-morning and are then turned out into their paddocks. Because we have NO grass in our paddocks the horses get hay in addition. Before we run into trouble with no hay left, we responded to several advertisements in and around our province only to hear they are sold out. So we HAD to have good faith and paid R92000 (it's not only for the horses, the cattle too) to a company in a province a good 1300km from us for hay. Enough hay to last all through the drought. They were going to deliver it as soon as possible. The money was paid and the prove of payment was mailed...
And this company magically vanished!!! With our money. And still we are stuck with no hay (luckily we found a reliable source since and the horses and cattle remains well fed).
We opened a case at the police and are now waiting for the outcome.