Sometimes, the computer repair man is your biggest enemy. Not only can the technicians access any private, unprotected information on your system, but they can use that information against you. This story describes an elaborate scheme of psychological exploitation to commit a very large fraud.
According to police, the pair were able to convince Davidson that the virus was in fact a symptom of a much larger plot in which he was being menaced by government intelligence agencies, foreign nationals and even priests associated with Catholic organisation, Opus Dei.
So convinced was the victim he is said to have agreed to pay the pair $160,000 per month for 24-hour protection against the fictitious threats, payments which continued until recently.