When all that’s rotten still tastes of honey.
You’re a guy; you’re feeling low. Maybe things are rough at work; maybe things are rough at home.
You meet a woman unexpectedly. You like to chat; she smiles, and that lifts your mood. You’re not looking for anything but you haven’t felt like this for years. She gives you her mobile number; she smiles again, looking at you in that way. She goes.
You feel flattered, you feel tempted and, just maybe, you call her.
And that’s it. You’ve just fallen into the ‘honey trap’!
Your mobile number is on her phone; only it isn’t her phone, it belongs to the private investigation agency that has just set you up.
They tell your wife that you did respond, that you called the woman, that she was right. Your relationship hits the ground; she files for divorce, both of you lose much that you have worked for as your capital dissolves into legal fees. Your kids, if you have them, it doesn’t matter what age, are devastated.
And what did you do? You made a phone call.
Of course it could have been the other way round. You could have set the honey trap for your wife or partner. She’s maybe in her middle years; she’s been acting – well different. You see the ad from the PI company, “Do you need to be sure about your partner?”, says the headline. You have doubts, you need to be sure, you phone, they’re convincing.
They set up a young man; good looking, fun, not burdened by the responsibility of middle age and family. By design, they meet. He smiles, she’s flattered. He gives her his number – she calls. The PI company calls you. She fell for it; you’re right; you can’t trust her.
It’s called a ‘honey trap’. It doesn’t matter whether it’s you, or your wife or a partner.
At North Court PI we don’t take that sort of business and we certainly don’t endorse it. But many PI companies do.
In fact it’s a growing trend in our industry; not just to check whether people are being unfaithful but to test whether they could be tempted to be unfaithful.
At North Court PI we do a lot of marital work; and we’re proud of it.
Finding out that you have been ‘cuckolded’, as they used to call it; that your partner has been lying to you, has been as intimate with someone else as they were with you, is, with the exception of losing a child, the most intense emotional hurt that a person can feel.
If you have evidence, or even strong feelings, that this has happened in your life then you have every moral right to have their movements investigated and North Court PI will do that for you – professionally, discretely and, of course, hoping that we do not prove you are right.
As to setting someone up with a honey trap? No, that goes against every fibre in our moral code.
It just doesn’t feel right to us.
But we would like to know what you think; so please do respond.
Honey traps: a useful relationship tool for the world? Or something rather sick in a sad society?