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Let others know exactly what went on during your polygraph or CVSA interrogation. Feel free to include agency names, polygraph questions, etc.
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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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My experience
The room was unusually warm. I mentioned this to her.
She asked me, "What do you know about polygraphs?"
"Only what I see on TV," I lied. I had read The Lie Behind The Lie Detector.
She laughed. "I...

Started Nov 6th, 2020 at 1:05am by Phil McCavity
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Long ordeal
My job requires polygraphs, so I had to get one again. This is only a small portion of what happened.
They requested that I bring a copy of my Sf86 as well as a list of all foreign contacts, tra...

Started Nov 1st, 2020 at 2:52am by 0utraged
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Is this true?
I had a polygraph for a certain agency and I took it in a city 3 hours away, It was an 8 hour test and I didn't make it past the first section. Well it came back inconclusive and one week later they a...

Started Aug 18th, 2020 at 4:25pm by supguy220
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Criminal Confessions - Treason!
This is my story.  I will just say it happened sometime in the last 20 years.  Maybe it was today, maybe it was at the stroke of midnight for y2k? 
I took a polygraph for a government contractin...

Started May 31st, 2020 at 5:27am by Criminal (Guest)
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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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Re: My experience
Your polygraph operator's admonition "Don't try to help me" was intended to discourage polygraph countermeasures. His final question, "Did you Google 'polygraph' this morning?" also indicates that he ...

Started Jul 1st, 2020 at 2:31am by George W. Maschke
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Passed Maintenance Polygraph, Thoughts
To begin, I failed my first Polygraph over a year ago.
I told the polygrapher everything I had done wrong prior to the exam in good faith.
Despite this he insisted I was "obviously" lying, d...

Started Apr 23rd, 2020 at 1:33am by Bryan Hannigan (Guest)
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Police pre employment polygraph
First, I wanna start off with a little info about my self before I go into my experience.
I am 27 and have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and I have completed a law Enforcement Academy ...

Started Apr 10th, 2020 at 9:28pm by no name for now (Guest)
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Feel punished for honesty and that my life is ruined
I worked really really hard for many years to achieve my dream of becoming a cop. I busted my ass in college to get a bachelors degree in CJ. I lost a bunch of weight and got in really good shape. I g...

Started Jul 21st, 2019 at 2:38pm by PolySucks (Guest)
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Poly experience
I'll start off by saying I passed, but it was strange. I am certain there were no white lie questions and no control questions. Actually, one control question, but it was ridiculously easy; an additio...

Started Mar 11th, 2020 at 12:46pm by none (Guest)
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I passed my polygraph, but failed my background. ANY ADVICE??
I had a question regarding the polygraph. So before the polygraph, I was asked numerous questions that are in the PHS packet, but I also realized that most of the questions that I w...

Started Mar 5th, 2020 at 5:46pm by Christopher Jonesey
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Just had my CBP poly
Well, the process was a joke.  I had zero faith in the system and the examiner so it came back as a no decision exam.  I only made it through two different question groups.  George's book and directed...

Started Feb 6th, 2020 at 4:25pm by Jacob D. Worthington III (Guest)
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This is how you pass
I took two 2mg Xanax, a few tramadols and took the polygraph. When I was asked a question like (have you ever used drugs), I asked myself the question over again, and formatted like this in my head (H...

Started Sep 10th, 2008 at 3:38am by this is how you pass
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CBP Polygraph
I've taken seven polygraphs in my life. All of them for LEO positions. I have passed all polygraphs except the two I have taken with CBP (3 years apart). All of the examiners use the same software and...

Started Nov 27th, 2019 at 6:36pm by Michelle6788 (Guest)
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My CIA Polygraph Story
I waited a while to post this because I needed to let myself cool off.† It is amazing to sit back and reflect that I was at one point recruited by the CIA.† I was so close to having my dream career.† ...

Started Jun 24th, 2011 at 11:14pm by Yack (Guest)
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Test explanation???
What does it mean when an examiner says you need to clean up your charts???

Started Dec 17th, 2019 at 9:34pm by Needhelp123
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I think I failed my poly
So I just took a poly for a LEO position. Everyone I told about my upcoming poly told me it was BS and I went online and read the usual tricks but felt like I didn't need any of them so I'm a calm per...

Started Nov 22nd, 2019 at 9:44pm by Ocelot (Guest)
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I have my poly scheduled for [redacted].†
Thia ia my first poly and im under alot of stress from life, family and a loss of employment due to my disibility injury.
Im under so much stress t...

Started Dec 3rd, 2019 at 6:34am by Anonymous (Guest)
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Examiner Used Vague Questions & I Failed
I had my first polygraph test yesterday. I set it up for myself to prove to my husband that Iíve been faithful all these years. I walked in just knowing I had nothing to hide my husband knows everythi...

Started Nov 29th, 2019 at 1:45am by CrissyL (Guest)
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