I dont know your bank policies but in some cases you can get your transfer back. Obviously it takes some work but if you go to the police and its posible to trace it, They might just detain the guy and return the cash (long shot, but it worked for more than one guy I know).
Obviously, be carefull in the future. "Dream Deals" are rearly that in reality, and the reason a SCAM actually works, is becouse of people beliving its an offer they rearly gonna get so they need to jump on it right away.
Now, I know that loosing that cash sucks, but in a way you payed 1600 dollars for a lesson that is actually much more valuable than that (there are people out there that lost their homes or life savings on things like those, and it includes legal ways, like a credit in a bank).
On the HD800 Topic, Anyone knows if the HD800 pads can be changed? I really like beyerdynamic pads, so Im thinking of modding the HD800 when i get them for moar comfort :D.
I don't know if this can be done. Its funny though because i prefer the hd800 pads, if you have bigger ears the T1 is slightly uncomfortable. I find myself readjusting the T1's after about 3 hours. I listened to hd800 for 8 hours yesterday and there was no comfort issue. Imagine what the hd800 would look like with t1 pads.... lol