I agree, this scam actually makes me want to play EVE now haha. I love the idea of a "no law" gameplay. This kinda stuff would be a ban in every other game...best part of this is it taught people a lesson as well. Maybe now they wont do it on a REAL money scheme.
My character is in Suddenly Ninjas, and we make it a point to steal salvage from mission runners [and kill the carebears ballsy enough to shoot at us].
It's quite fun. Especially when you get a really shiny kill. I recently got a drake kill that was worth somewhere near 600 million ISK. faction drops FTW.