I just thought of an interesting scenario that might pop up as a bounty hunter.... for story material or something...
A group of pirates have been plaguing a system for a while, and remain rampant because authorities have been unable to catch them.
They come across a juicy target they just can't resist. Scans show the cargo hold exceed the value of 364 Million.
Business as usual. They disable the ship and prepare to board. No problems. They go about normal communication procedure, but something is off.
Upon forced entry of the vessel, they find the cargo in question. The contents however, are not what it seems.
They discover there is no crew on board. All communication has been automated. The cargo false.
Their location was being broadcasted the whole time, ship signatures and all. Means of escape now are slim to none.
Multiple ships begin warping onto their location.
It's not local authorities.
I'll leave it at that.