What makes me especially upset is that the guy that carried out the scam in this case has been making the rounds between a number of guilds for weeks now, and pulling off the same trick again and again, and is still allowed to run free. Some people know no shame at all - scammer and Aeria both.
I seem to recall that the GMs would once ban players that were repeat scam offenders, provided their scams severely interrupted normal gameplay. Back then, the banhammer struck swiftly if a single high enchanted weapon was nicked. These days, people losing lots of high level enchanted items to the same individual doesn't make Aeria bat an eyelid.
Granted, PAL/PWL deals are done at great risk. But there IS such a thing as being taken action against for hindering normal gameplay. The scammer in this case is such a hindrance. Why Aeria still has not demanded the removal of the non-tradable status of PAL/PWL on the double from Nexon is beyond me.