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Interviewing: Six Ways to Evaluate Deception (2nd of a 3 Part Series)

Interviewing: Six Ways to Evaluate Deception  (2nd of a 3 Part Series)

Investigators who conduct interviews for a living, and researchers who study ways to uncover fraudulent statements agree that there are six areas on which to focus when identifying fraudulent statements.  Whether under oath, answering questions during a job interview, providing details about an insurance claim or recounting

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Interviewing: Six Ways to Evaluate Deception (1st of a 3 Part Series)

Interviewing: Six Ways to Evaluate Deception  (1st  of a 3 Part Series)

Investigators who conduct interviews for a living, and researchers who study ways to uncover fraudulent statements agree that there are six areas on which to focus when identifying fraudulent statements.  Whether under oath, answering questions during a job interview, providing details about an insurance claim or recounting

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Interviewing Part 23: Ten Pointers for getting to the Truth! (2nd of a 2 Part Series)

Interviewing Part 23: Ten Pointers for getting to the Truth!  (2nd of a 2 Part Series)

Many times the road to the truth contains unforeseen twists and turns since the journey can be adversarial. On one side of this process is the person who avoids telling the truth or intentionally deceives since oftentimes he or she has something to lose if the truth

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Interviewing Part 22: Ten Pointers for getting to the Truth! (1st of a 2 Part Series)

Interviewing Part 22: Ten Pointers for getting to the Truth!  (1st of a 2 Part Series)

Most people either want to tell the truth, or they are amateur liars. The latter group will not have the courage to continue a lie if deposed or questioned by someone who is practiced at effective interviewing techniques and able to recognize and navigate through suspected false

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Interviewing Part 21 – Due Diligence for Key Deposition Taking or Claimant / Witness / Applicant Interviewing (2nd of a 2 part series)

Interviewing Part 21 – Due Diligence for Key Deposition Taking or  Claimant / Witness / Applicant Interviewing  (2nd of a 2 part series)

This is the second of a two-part series relating to advanced preparation tips for that special deposition, key employee job applicant interview, claimant exam under oath or potential adversarial interview. Last month’s article emphasized the importance of conducting a thorough background inquiry on the subject understanding that

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Interviewing Part 20 – Due Diligence for Key Deposition Taking or Claimant / Witness / Applicant Interviewing (1st of a 2 part series)

Interviewing Part 20 – Due Diligence for Key Deposition Taking or  Claimant / Witness / Applicant Interviewing  (1st of a 2 part series)

Recent newsletters have focused on how to identify intentional / unintentional lies – misstatements made by witnesses, claimants and / or applicants for employment. Enjoying one-on-one interaction and being a student of human behavior are key pre-requisites to success.  Advance preparation and question planning is also an

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Interviewing (Part 19) – Written Red Flags – Part 2!

Interviewing (Part 19) – Written Red Flags – Part 2!

Modern day statement analysis was pioneered by the FBI starting in the 1970’s.  Their researchers first determined what a truthful statement typically contained and then what deviations were indicators of potential lies. Last month’s Newsletter provided an introduction to analyzing written statements for truthfulness; these types of

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Interviewing (Part 18) – Liespotting – Written Red Flags!

Interviewing (Part 18) – Liespotting – Written Red Flags!

Whether analyzing a social media comment, a written statement relating to an insurance claim, an application for employment or any type of written evidence, you should always be looking for certain “red flags” that can signal an untruth. Some of the most obvious include; When a writer

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Interviewing (Part 17) – Liespotting – Watch for Body Language / Behavioral Patterns!

Interviewing (Part 17) – Liespotting – Watch for Body Language / Behavioral Patterns!

Interviewing is the most skillful component of any investigation! Whether you are engaging in a routine or suspected fraudulent claim inquiry, questioning someone under oath, screening someone as a new-hire or for promotion or if you are gathering information for a business deal or a personal issue,

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Interviewing (Part 16) – Liespotting – Beware of Speech Patterns!

Interviewing (Part 16) – Liespotting – Beware of Speech Patterns!

Last month you were introduced to deception detection expert Pamela Meyer who is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an expert and leader in the field of detecting physical, verbal and written deception patterns. Her research has found that trained “liespotters” can identify falsehoods over 90% of

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