The interesting question is whether in-game activities like the bank con (which are permitted by the game's EULA) should have any real-world consequences. Arguably they shouldn't, seeing as how it's all part of a game and doesn't involve real money. The flip side, of course, is that in-game items and currency (including Eve Online currency) can be bought and sold outside of the game for real-world money. Did the victims of the scam lose something with real-world value? Should they be entitled to seek real-world remedies? If so, from whom? We don't have quick answers for these questions, but this story is another good example of the issues raised by virtual property.