Online Dating Scammer Infidelity exposed by Warwick Lie Detector Test

Our client suspected her husband of infidelity. But when she received a message saying he was an online dating scammer, she booked a Warwick lie detector test to establish the truth.

Katie’s Case

Katie had long suspected her husband, Gareth, of infidelity.  All the signs were there but she chose to ignore them.  Their kids weren’t in their teens yet and coming from a broken home herself, she didn’t want them to experience the same. She secretly put money aside every week, planning for the day when she would leave.

Facebook message

One day she noticed a message on Facebook from someone she didn’t know.  It was a woman who had sent her a photo of a man with the same name as her husband. The woman said that Gareth owed her £10,000 and if he didn’t pay it back within the next week she would report him to the police. Katie wrote back and said she must be mistaken since the man in the photo was not Gareth.

After that more messages cam e in thick and fast from women alleging that Gareth was an online dating scammer. He had scammed them out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Katie knew very little about her husband’s work.  He was a business consultant and worked away from time to time. On these occasions he would tell her that he was meeting with clients. She often wondered if his ‘clients’ were actually mistresses but scamming women out of money wasn’t his style.

Mistaken identity

When Gareth got home that evening he said that it was obviously a case of mistaken identity and he would deal with it. Katie watched him as he replied to all the messages she’d received telling the women that it was clear his identity had been stolen.

Katie suggested that he call the police and report the matter. Gareth said he would do that in the morning.  A week later, with many more messages received, he hadn’t contacted the police. This made Katie suspicious. She was worried about the sheer volume of women making accusations against Gareth and felt she wasn’t being told the entire truth.

Warwick lie detector test

In desperation, Katie contacted us to find out if we could help.  The case was the epitome of “what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive”.

We thought Katie might have problems convincing Gareth to agree to a polygraph examination, but she didn’t.  Gareth said if it was bothering her so much, of course he would take a test.

During the pre-test interview, Gareth told our examiner that he had cheated on Katie several times throughout their marriage. And he was considering leaving her.  He hadn’t appreciated that the questions we had been commissioned to ask were not related to infidelity.

The Warwick lie detector test that Katie ordered was designed to find out whether or not Gareth was an online dating scammer. When asked the carefully formulated questions related to this his answers showed deception.

A fully analysed report was sent to Katie within 24 hours which included the content of the pre-test interview.


Gareth told Kate that he was going away on business immediately after taking the lie detector test and he would call her to discuss the results the following day.  That was 3 weeks ago and to date Katie as not heard from him.  She discovered his passport was missing and more items than he would normally take on a business trip.

Several of the women who contacted her have reported the online dating scammer to the police. As far as Katie is concerned it has saved her the inconvenience of leaving. She and her children can remain in their home. What she doesn’t know is how long Gareth had been operating the online dating scam.  She would hate to think her home was bought with ill-gotten gains.

She has promised to update our West Midlands polygraph examiner if she hears any news.