People may need to learn the hard way that there is no free lunch here. If HP original printer + third party ink looks like a deal that is too good to be true, it probably is. Not defending the underhanded and dishonorable tactics of HP here, but in the end they have to make a profit and if they make a loss on the printer, they have to sell their own ink to compensate. This should not come as a surprise and neither should it be a surprise that HP would resort to sabotage.
The right approach is, of course, to buy from a manufacturer that is upfront about the cost both for printer and ink so that they make a profit on both and hence can live with only selling the printer. This whole problem exists because HP printer customers apparently cannot do basic math and are far too trusting. And no, that is not victim-blaming, that is just pointing out the basic fact that if you make yourself look like a victim, some con-men will find you. Here it has been HP.