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Re: How am I constantly failing the polygraph? Any tips?
You cannot truly prove your innocence, because there is no way to prove a negative. Polygraph operators pretend to offer such a solution, but as you've discovered, they're not reliable.
I would s...

Started Jul 5th, 2023 at 7:54pm by George W. Maschke
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Re: The Legends at CBP/BP
Your story seems true to me and I find no fault in your approach.  And yes any experienced interviewer could have made a more reliable call, but it is less like a coin toss, which is at least fair, it...

Started Dec 14th, 2022 at 9:35pm by pailryder
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Everyday Sadist - Worst Polygraph Ever?
Hello all,
I've read nearly every single personal statement and hundreds of message board posts on AP, and I honestly think that I might have had the most unprofessional examiner and worst polyg...

Started Nov 12th, 2022 at 8:55pm by User35
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Nervous about results, am I done?
Hello all,
I got my conditional offer from a certain Three Letter Organization close to a year ago and as someone struggling to get into my dream career for years now, I couldn't have been happie...

Started Jun 22nd, 2022 at 1:05pm by Geese (Guest)
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By: Byron Johns
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How do you know when you passed the poly?
just asking how you knew when you passed the poly, figured i'd ask since i just completed mine and i think it went well.

Started Jan 19th, 2017 at 8:26pm by anon110 (Guest)
5 4326 Last Post Jun 15th, 2022 at 5:51am
By: George W. Maschke
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Failed my first poly @ 12 weeks pregnant - decided to withdraw from applicant processing
I applied for a role at the CIA back in June 2021. After a long wait, holidays, etc. I finally reached the poly stage. I went in yesterday for my medical, labs, and poly. I was suppose to return today...

Started Jun 3rd, 2022 at 3:05pm by PreggoApplicant (Guest)
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Cell Phone Scrutiny After Exam
I have noticed that many places and investigations ask to see the photos on the cell phone. This has not been a problem for me because my pictures are mundane.
Is it good protocol to reset on...

Started Jun 5th, 2022 at 6:42am by CellPhoneTopic (Guest)
1 809 Last Post Jun 5th, 2022 at 10:20am
By: George W. Maschke
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Did I screw myself?
Hey everyone, I applied for a position at an agency a few months ago and up until my polygraph, everything was going  well. The BI was started up basically the day after my SF-86 was submitted and rev...

Started Jun 1st, 2022 at 7:57am by Applicant Guy (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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My PD Application and Failed Polygraph Story
Hello. I have lurked here at now for a couple of years. That's how long my fail has bothered me. I've decided to come forward with my story not only to add a voice to the number of c...

Started Oct 28th, 2019 at 9:45am by Anonymous Deputy
7 11997 Last Post May 11th, 2022 at 10:06am
By: George W. Maschke
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Poll: Poly Result Predictions
I recently took my poly for an agency, and everything was normal up until a certain point during the testing phase (this was my third poly).
During the first few rounds of questioning my examiner...

Started Apr 17th, 2022 at 9:21pm by Charioce (Guest)
5 1041 Last Post Apr 18th, 2022 at 2:43pm
By: George W. Maschke
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People who have lied and passed a polygraph?
This website is very fascinating, but I've noticed something while perusing the forums here.
The number of people who have posted that they have "beaten" the polygraph (that is, using counter-mea...

Started Sep 5th, 2012 at 5:56pm by curiouskat (Guest)
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How do I appeal a failed polygraph?
Hello! I applied for an FBI internship a few years ago, but failed the polygraph and didn't get the job. I was frustrated and disappointed, but didn't think about it for awhile. Only today I found out...

Started Apr 10th, 2017 at 7:37pm by FBI Applicant (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Anti-polygraph = Complete Misconception
I'm not going to dive into every detail about myself but at this point, I don't even know where to look.
Late last year, I went into a polygraph examination with a certain 3 letter agency and was...

Started Mar 4th, 2022 at 10:50pm by Agent 762
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By: George W. Maschke
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Failed once again . . .
My son went for his poly this week and failed. He was considerably more relaxed before going in than he was last year.
Both years, it was a question he wasn't at all worried about that failed hi...

Started Mar 3rd, 2022 at 12:54am by TossedByWaves75
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Accused of countermeasures
I recently failed a poly and was accused of countermeasures. I used breath control. I wrote a letter and have been invited back for a retest. What do I say when I start getting interrogated about coun...

Started Dec 12th, 2021 at 3:23am by This is BS (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Polygraph for Cyber Security
I applied for a cybersecurity position with a government agency at Ft. Meade Maryland and proceeded through the interview process including a polygraph exam and psychological evaluation.
A few we...

Started Nov 21st, 2021 at 10:54pm by Fiona Redmond (Guest)
1 1052 Last Post Dec 1st, 2021 at 10:03am
By: Byron Johns
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Pls explain these notes my examiner took
I done my polygraph yesterday and the examiner left 2 notes

Started Oct 29th, 2021 at 1:19pm by POLYGRAPH123 (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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(CBP/BP) Failure Rate
I'm part of the majority that failed a CBP/BP polygraph examination.  The standard story that others have experienced applies here, with the exception that my examiner took a cold and calculated appro...

Started Oct 22nd, 2021 at 4:32pm by Flabbergasted (Guest)
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Failed polygraph and ruined my marriage and it was wrong
Ok so I cheated on my wife. That being said, I never had intercourse with the woman. It was a kiss, ass grab, and I put it in her mouth without ejaculation. I confessed to my wife and she obviously wa...

Started Jul 13th, 2021 at 12:24am by Donnie (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Suggest all USSS Applicants Consider Refusing a Polygraph Exam from Special Agent Ellen Ripperger
There are a number of consequences to failing a polygraph exam which will not be disclosed to an applicant. Any United States Secret Service (USSS) applicant should review the following true case and ...

Started Jan 16th, 2018 at 4:37am by USSSWARNING
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