Deception Services: Company Offers To Create And Maintain Webs Of Lies

deception servicesThis model seems, ironically, like a more direct and honest version of what many businesses already do. As described by the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

Tim Green will tell anyone anything, for a fee. As the founder of Paladin Deception Services, he will say what clients want him to say to anyone calling on his dedicated phone lines. He provides cover for cheating husbands, fake references for job-seekers and even “doctors” to confirm that someone needs a sick day.

Since he started Paladin in 2009, he has had about 250 clients on a ongoing basis. When potential clients call, Green connects them with one of his five employees. He picks the one best-suited for the job — male, female, or someone fluent in Spanish or Chinese. One employee is known for his ability to speak with a British accent or a Southern drawl. Paladin provides a phone number with any area code in the country.

One deception, called a “scenario,” costs $54. That includes callbacks if the person
being duped calls repeatedly to recheck the facts. The service, with the same scenario, can be maintained for an additional $19 a month. And a new line of deception can be added for another $19 a month.

Green said that similar deception services operate in Europe and Japan. In the U.S. they are rarer, but they include a business called Truth and Deception Services based in Florida.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    How does he not get taken in for fraud?
    The free market and the profit motive, always providing the best for society.

    • marshall

      has nothing to do with the free market, which is a concept that is within the realms of economic and political sciences. this simply shows how toxic some values are for certain individuals.

    • marshall

      has nothing to do with the free market, which is a concept that is within the realms of economic and political sciences. this simply shows how toxic some values are for certain individuals.

    • InfvoCuernos

      I would swear there’s a law on the books about impersonating a doctor. Not sure if its a felony if there isn’t a prescription involved( I wonder if he’ll phone in a prescription for you?).

    • InfvoCuernos

      I would swear there’s a law on the books about impersonating a doctor. Not sure if its a felony if there isn’t a prescription involved( I wonder if he’ll phone in a prescription for you?).

    • DonovanCagliero

      Anything for a price. Gotta fucking love capitalism. /s

    • DonovanCagliero

      Anything for a price. Gotta fucking love capitalism. /s

  • Anarchy Pony

    How does he not get taken in for fraud?
    The free market and the profit motive, always providing the best for society.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamas.macalz Adamas Macalz

    Is this Guy hiring? I would love a job like this

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