First off, sorry if this is covered by Australian Law. I bought some bike parts to the value of $700 AUD from an athlete in the UK after he contacted me on Facebook messenger. I have the full conversations saved. He suggested I pay on Paypal using "send to a friend or family member" function. I was a little naive, I guess, and agreed. He acknowledged payment had been received and said he would sent the parts to arrive in 5 days. It has been 7 weeks and I have tried contacting him at least 20 times to which he was initially replying with excuses for the first 2 weeks but now nothing. I've tried Paypal, my bank, the Australian Federal Police, but nobody can help. I have contacted his employer and they can only suggest he sort it out, but that's all they have done. He is being paid a decent amount of money each time he rides for his club a couple times a weeks. I have heard that I can get his employer to give me part of his income until I am paid off but I'm not sure about the legal procedures and costs involved. Can somebody help please?