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Re: How likely is it that it was decided that I would not pass before I even took the test?
If you did not make a disqualifying admission, you are more likely to pass.  The polygraph posse has to fail a certain number of applicants to make it appear that the stupid machine actually works.  S...

Started Apr 5th, 2024 at 8:01pm by polybeater (Guest)
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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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I just toook a poly and here is what happened . . .
I took a polygraph and decided to use countermeasures.  Here is what happened:
First I tried tongue-biting.  The polygrapher watched me closely and got suspicious.  I was told to open my mouth an...

Started Dec 15th, 2023 at 3:14pm by embarrassed one (Guest)
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"Have you ever had sex with an animal?"
Apparently, this is not just a shock question. I filed a public records request, and this guy admitted to letting a dog lick peanut butter off of his ballsack. Nevertheless, he was still hired and is ...

Started Feb 10th, 2024 at 6:02am by User35
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By: George W. Maschke
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FOIA request
Hey everyone,
Has anyone here obtained a FOIA documents for their CBP Poly results? I submitted a FOIA request for 2017 poly results, but its taking a while.  I was just wondering what will the F...

Started Sep 25th, 2023 at 4:49pm by Mikey (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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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: Just Me
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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)
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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)
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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
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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)
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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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