However, I could have said " but that doesn't stop some of them", rather than "that doesn't stop them". That would be a closer match to the kind of change I suggested for yours.
The second reason is that you lucked out and got someone who cared about whether or not they got caught breaking the law. It might not have worked out that way. Therefore you cannot make the statement that it "would" be just as easy as it was for you. You can only make the statement that it "could" be just as easy as it was for you.
I have to say that my reality and common sense are very different than yours.
I have read many of your posts and you are a smart guy. Would you really have a hard time busting these guys...or offer to others how to bust them? ...Of course, if they broke the law...which they likely did.
However, again, telling the OP that it would be as easy for him as it was for you, is not fair to the OP.