Lee,looks like i am down USD 13000 as well... I fell for the trap.
Is there any change to recover this money or is this it???
After placing a sell order all went very quiet, no reply to email, no phone answered.
Perhaps a visit to Mekati is needed to visit our 'friend' It would be good to meet them in Philippines as it pretty lawless when the sun is down.
Sorry to hear of your loss. There are some strong leads on these people, would be good if you can share the contact name you were dealing with and the shares, bank details of where you paid in to and on what date.