Christmas Causes an Increase in Business for Lie Detectors UK

Dec 14, 2015, 04:00 ET from Lie Detectors UK

LONDON, December 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Jason Hubble, owner of, has reported a seasonal surge in bookings for lie detector tests, with bookings up by 30%. Fortunately this has coincided with Anthony Keeves, a well-respected qualified UK examiner who specialises in infidelity testing, joining the company and new offices being opened in Sevenoaks, Kent, so they are able to cope with the extra demand - although they do also offer a mobile service. In the New Year they are launching a new specialist service called (website is already live). Prices start from £399 when you go to them.

The seasonal surge in demand is mainly infidelity tests, fallout from illicit affairs and drunken flings at the office Christmas party keeping the company busy well past the festive season. What used to be a cloak and dagger business is becoming more and more popular thanks to the 'Jeremy Kyle effect' and impressive accuracy rates. This time of year always brings up a lot of horrible things in people's relationships and the need to clear up issues before Christmas. About a quarter of bookings get cancelled prior to the test, generally through confessions. Their favourite test is 'the proof of innocence' test where the only option open to an individual is to take a polygraph test to convince a partner they have been faithful; whilst the majority of people wouldn't pay to fail a test, a few do and end up confessing. Fortunately the majority of people do pass a polygraph test, unlike what we see on the Jeremy Kyle television show.

Meanwhile a survey has found 39% of workers have had a fling at their Christmas party, with IT and HR departments the most badly behaved. The recent survey of 2,000 adults by high street lingerie retailer Ann Summers found the favourite places for sex with a colleague at the annual knees-up include the car park, the board room and even the office storage cupboard.

Sceptics will be surprised to hear that the polygraph has grown both in popularity and credibility in recent years. Whilst they are not admissible in court, probation workers and policemen are now trained to operate the machine for testing sex offenders. Sticking with three questions on one issue following the Utah approach, a test originally devised by the University of Utah, we are seeing a 96% accuracy rate.

Lie Detectors UK's test does however receive its fair share of interesting calls: a recent prospective client wanted her fiancé to be tested on whether he was attracted to blonde women; another was a husband wanting his wife tested on penis size to ensure he measured up to her ex partners! Needless to say, Lie Detectors UK are only interested in accuracy for any test they run, and will only test on valid cases and often end up turning down work.

SOURCE Lie Detectors UK