I have been asked to look at this for you.
Looking at this article, it seems that she is a serial fraudster and therefore, the chance of you getting your money back is remote.
Because you have heard nothing, I would tell her that unless you hear by the end of the day, you are going to refer the matter to the police & Action Fraud. I can see no point in messing about any further and I wouldn’t accept any excuses.
Get if you had paid by credit card, (always recommended in cases like this) you could have filed a section 75 Consumer Credit Act claim and you would have got your money back from the credit card company. Even if you only paid a deposit by card, you can get the full amount back from the credit card company.
Of course, you can issue Small Claims Court proceedings quickly and easily here www.moneyclaim.gov.uk if you warn her that unless you hear from her within the next 7 days, you will do so but I think the chance of getting the money back is remote and it could be several months perhaps 8/10/12 before it gets to court.
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