ELCO cables - what happened to them?

Remember not too long ago when this company was really trying to work over the audiogon community by having HUGELY inflated prices for their cables and then selling them here for 70% off under different usernames?

who stopped the scam?

Have you checked out any cable auctions lately? Everyone is selling >$1K cables for around $100-$150. Maybe ELCO's business model was so effective that they split up into several current companies. I won't name any to avoid the flame wars, just look through the auctions, you'll see ELCO's spirit is alive and well, even if the 'company' no longer is.
Hahaha...Yeah, I see what you mean!