well thanks for the heads up on that one.
If you paid through bank transfer, or western union. You will not be able to get that back.
If thats the case I would use that as a real expensive lesson for now. Go to Link hidden: Login to view and file a report.
If the scam is big enough you may be able to get in on a lawsuit if one becomes opened against this crook. It is hard to get money back from overseas deals.