If the goal is simply to recover your $3000, then your remedy is in small claims court. It is best to write a demand letter for the return of the money, instead of simply making a telephone call. That way, you can show the letter to the judge if you are not given your money back, and there will be no dispute about what was said in the communication.
If your goal is broader than that, such as to attack the scheme as a whole, then you have other options. It may make sense to report this matter to the appropriate unit of the police, district attorney, or even the FBI. You may have civil claims to bring the scheme to a halt. On the other hand, the chances of recovering money from people who set up the scheme may be quite small. If you are seriously thinking about something other than small claims court, you should contact a lawyer first.
You may wish to file complaints with state and local authorities. The first place to file may be the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/en/filing/selectincidenttype. The other may be the California Dep't of Corporations Financial Fraud Unit, http://www.corp.ca.gov/Forms/Complaint.asp.
The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
I agree with my colleagues.
There are ways to find the address of those people.
Found that those individuals are registered in the US with an American Domain name company located in Pennsylvania.
There are simple procedures to trace them through the company and by reporting them to ICANN
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