BioClinics is thriving in the aftermath of the Ashley Madison media scandal, as they have a 33% increase in requests for lie detector tests from their clients.
After a very long list of the users of hookup website AshleyMadison.com has been exposed online a couple of weeks back, people have been coping with the consequences in a wide variety of different ways.
Ashley Madison’s slogan reads “Life is short. Have an affair” and it seems that millions of people were interested in the concept, and particularly men, as revealed by the recent data leak.
Aside from revealing detailed data about the Ashley Madison users, the hackers have also unmasked the company’s practice of using made up women profiles so as to lure men onto the platform.
This means that most men are in serious trouble with their wives at the moment without even necessarily having had an actual affair.
The enormous wave of distrust is probably the most dramatic consequence of this media scandal, because so many people have been forced into having a series of very uncomfortable discussions with their spouses.
Furthermore, it seems that simply discussing the matter did not resolve the issue completely, as revealed by the recent increase in demands of lie detector tests.
And while such tests can resolve the matter for the couples one way or another, the wave of drama does not end here. It seems that countless dismissals and resignations and even two suicides have been associated with the data leak, thus making this one of the gravest media scandals of all times.
As for BioClinics it seems that the Ashley Madison scandal will bring in quite a nice revenue in the following months.
The service was launched in June and the lie detector tests are conducted by registered members of the British and European Polygraph Association and of the American Polygraph Association. The cost of a lie detector test is around 650 pounds.
While founder Nichola McChrystal reveals that there has been a consistent request for the lie detector tests ever since the launch of the program, she points out that the number of requests has increased significantly after the Ashley Madison data leak.
“Some have terminated their relationships following admissions of guilt, while others have said they have continued with counselling” said McChrystal .
“In many cases, however, the examination showed innocence”, she added, thus adding proof to the fact that Ashley Madison is quite the elaborate scam and that many of its users are actually innocent of adultery.
It remains to be seen just how much more will the aftermath of the Ashley Madison data leak continue to stir controversy, but it does look that we will be hearing about this for quite a wile longer.
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