Some people say that 666 is the devil’s number. Or that when you see 11:11 on a clock, someone is thinking of you. In deception detection, the number three (3) is a liar’s number.
When you hear or see the number three in a statement, pay attention. It’s the number most often used in deceptive statements. “I only had three beers.” “I texted her three times.” “When I walked out of the mall, three guys were standing by a van.” “I had $30 in my locker.” “I left work around three o’clock.” “We just hung out and watched 13 Going on 30, on Netflix.”
On December 10, 2017, CBS Minnesota News reported that Chicago police said a man and woman from suburban Minneapolis falsely claimed they were robbed at knife-point of a $12,000 engagement ring and other items.
“The pair told police they were downtown Chicago early Thursday when three people approached them with a knife. They said the robbers took the ring as well as a laptop, suitcase and an iPad Mini.
Police say Mager and Reiersgaard later admitted they made up the story. They were expected to appear in bond court in Chicago on Sunday.”
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