Case Study | Cheap Lie Detector Test ends up costing Double the Price
Having ordered a cheap lie detector test online our clients arranged for a ‘polygraph examiner’ to conduct a couples test at their home. Each of them had accused the other of infidelity.
Geoff and Erin’s Case
When the results were given to them, it transpired that Geoff had allegedly cheated but Erin hadn’t. This led to the couple separating despite Geoff protesting his innocence. Months later, Erin was miserable and wished the results had turned out differently.
Geoff was not only sad but angry. He knew he hadn’t been guilty of infidelity and was determined to prove it. He began researching on the internet and found there were aspects of the test that didn’t appear right.
Lie detector test environment
Having the tests administered at their home seemed a great idea. It meant they didn’t have to travel and they could be done over the weekend when they weren’t working. However, it hadn’t been made clear to them that interruptions could affect the results.
During Geoff’s test someone rang the doorbell and their dog barked incessantly until it was opened. Erin interrupted the test to tell him that someone from work needed to speak to him urgently. At this stage a professional examiner would have stopped the test and either arranged another date or started the test again. He did neither and continued with the polygraph examination.
There were a further three noisy occurrences during Geoff’s test. He was stressed by them all. He learned from his research that polygraph tests are usually conducted in controlled, secure offices where there are no distractions. If administered at home the same environment must exist.
The ‘polygraph examiner’
The examiner seemed to be in a hurry as he said he had other appointments to get to. Geoff’s test took slightly longer than Erin’s because of the interruptions. But the two tests were completed within an hour and a half.
Geoff learned that the average polygraph test takes around 2 hours, and that is just one test. Another concerning issue was that the examiner’s understanding of English wasn’t great. He had to repeat his issue with Erin three times before the examiner understood.
His research led him to believe that he should have been asked for all the information before the examiner arrived.
A not so cheap lie detector test
Geoff contacted us for another polygraph test at one of our South West offices. He sat through over an hour of pre-test interview and had provided us with all the information we needed to formulate questions before he arrived.
The results of the test proved he had never been unfaithful to Erin and he received a fully analysed, peer reviewed report to present to his girlfriend. He didn’t get this from the previous examiner. He is now back on track with his girlfriend. Erin won’t be taking another test as Geoff has decided to trust her. He will maybe reconsider if more suspicions arise.
The ‘polygraph examiner’ Geoff used is no longer in business. His website is down and Geoff hasn’t been able to contact him on the phone number he provided.
South West Polygraph Service
Geoff’s case is not the first we have had and we doubt it will be the last. A cheap lie detector test might appeal but in reality you get what you pay for.
Professionals in any sphere of industry are not cheap. They are highly qualified and trained individuals who work hard for their clients to provide the best service possible.
Lie Detector Test UK has built an enviable reputation within the Polygraph Industry. We have offices throughout the South West of England and the wider UK. Our examiners are accredited by the most respected polygraph organisation in the world – the American Polygraph Association. They are all qualified in forensic psychology, criminology or other relevant discipline making them among the best in their field.
When your relationship is on the line or something really important is riding on a result, skimping on price may lead you to pay more than you need to. In the end you’ll invariably have to get the job done professionally.