that your post was a promotion for that software you mentioned.

Apart from posting in a forum that deals with Coding and Scripting which would seem to be the incorrect venue for your post, I would have to say that your story is nothing new, and has been heard and seen countless times before in these forums and elsewhere.

It just goes to show the value some people place on their personal possessions and personal details.

And finally, you mentioned software. I need no such software, whether expensive commercial software or free. I don't keep personal details on my computers and I am very aware of the risks that travellers face when they move around with their laptops and smart phones and such.