JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A woman reported Dec. 20 that she had been scammed after she paid $2,700 for 300 bales of hay and never received them.
The woman had ordered the bales for her horses from a company in Colorado. She had negotiated with a man named “Frank” to buy 300 bales of hay for $2,700, including shipping, from his hay farm.
“Frank” instructed her to write out a check to him and send it electronically. The woman did so, and the payment cleared in her account, but she never received her hay, and “Frank” stopped communicating with her.
The woman contacted a friend who conducts investigations and found that the “Frank” she had allegedly been communicating with has been dead. They also found that the company she had contacted is possibly fraudulent.