Myself and 3000 other people have contributed to a project on a crowd funding website (indiegogo.com) to the sum of $250,000. The project was set up by people who call themselves Sigmo LLC, however, I found no trace of them being an actual registered company, there is some evidence however they are based in Kiev in the Ukraine. The goods in question have never been manufactured. nor delivered (est date Jan 2014), and judging by the poor communication, it seems they've been stringing us on for over a year, they are uncontactable, so would need a lawyer to represent the group to try to assist getting our money back.
All I can tell you is contact the Secretary os state, and indiegogo. With such a large number of people, you can afford to pay an attorney. I'd start where indiegogo is headquartered.
It's likely to be tough to retrieve funds from abroad, but it is worth a shot.
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First, I am sorry that your group was taken advantage of. It may seem like an endless web of locked doors and unanswered questiions. There is hope, however, you need to immediately hire an aggressive knowledgable law firm to initiate an action. My lawfirm specializes in recovering funds for investors "scammed" by unsavory people like the ones mentioned.
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