“The bigger the lies, the more people will tend to believe them”
“The more you tell those lies, the more people will tend to believe them.”
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister
Most experts would say those quotes are still accurate today when they examine the many facts and the tainted history of CVSA, NITV, its seller/promotor and its staff. NITV’s updated website seems to have the same untruths(lies), gross exaggerations and misleading information as their original NITV website. It is almost certain, most people would call what NITV has done to the public as a scam since NITV started in 1990. But, this revised NITV site simply uses more website software flash type gimmicks to impress those that do not seek out the facts. Those facts about NITV, CVSA, training and its seller/promoter have been proven by the media and Dektor since 1990 when the NITV/CVSA “scam” began. For the past several years, NITV has used a public relations person to try to get the news media to do favorable stories about NITV and CVSA. Dektor is sometimes contacted by those news media and we spend much time educating those reporters about the real FACTS about NITV, CVSA and its owner/seller. Sometimes those stories are dropped by those media organizations because they did not want to deceive the public.
UPDATE June 2018
NITV continues to pretend it has a lie detector business that will solve crimes and screen people. It has continued to lie to its customers about itself, its “founder” and about the accuracy of its gadget and training. Dis-information, mis-information and mis- direction seem to be the rules at nitv since it started in 1990.
Recently, it hired a very disgraced former Florida sheriff detective as its Director of Law Enforcement Services at NITV. His name is crotty and anyone can read the full story in the Bradenton Herald. Crotty was a former long time detective at Manatee County sheriff in Florida. He was in charge of their ICAC unit. ICAC deals with major crimes against children. According to the article, crotty failed to do his job, big time. It seems he was given the choice of being fired or quitting. He quit and NITV hired him.
Since 1990, various nitv employees have posted biographies about themselves that do not appear to be accurate. Nitv still lists a website created by their “founder” “Dr” humble: www.charleshumble.com . Humble’s website would make people think he is a religious figure of some type with the many claims humble makes about himself. However, being convicted of copyright fraud two years before starting to sell his gadget and 10 years before that being convicted of unemployment fraud for collecting unemployment while doing lie detector tests would tell people that if you cannot trust the messenger, you cannot trust his message. According to court documents, as Dektor understands them, humble claimed in 1997 he was only making a few dollars and could not afford spousal support and child support to his first ex-wife and their four children. Humble is on his fourth wife. REALLY? At that point, humble had a private helicopter, Rolex watches, etc. As everyone probably knows by various news media including ABC News, the title of “Dr” is a fake, store bought type of title. An uneducated person looking at the nitv website, about humble and lie detection, might be impressed. For example, humble claims on his website he did 14,000 lie detection tests in 14 years. That means he supposedly did 3 tests a day(each test session is normally about 2 hours), 7 days a week, for 14 years. Fourteen YEARS in a row? Remember, it is NOT how many tests you do, it is how many tests you do right. With the PSE 7010 and Dektor’s proven training and chart analysis techniques for 50 years, the PSE examiner will always get the right answer and solve crimes. Humble is the same person who created a so-called body language course called AIS for lie detection. Dektor cannot find any studies at all that show any accuracy on AIS. Why would anyone spend about $12,000 for a cvsa and $1,300 per person for training, PLUS recertification fees of $300 per person, per year, for LIFE when they can buy AIS, a cheap body language course of about $300 that also does lie detection? Many books are sold about body language for only about $15. From 2007 to 2013, TSA spent almost $1 billion on their body language program. In 2013 the GAO issued a report that said there was no credibility in using body language for lie detection. It seems nobody at nitv knows that or cares. Dektor has never sold those various gimmicks. Dektor only sells the proven technology, training and chart analysis techniques for the PSE for lie detection for 50 years.
Nitv still uses its old, complicated software program in the cvsa II and using the same unreliable, unproven training ideas, unreliable chart analysis teachings and methods as they did starting in 1990. On another gadget’s website, that also claims to be a “voice lie detector”, are many testimonials from former law enforcement who had used cvsa II and were trained by nitv. The former cvsa users condemned the cvsa II and nitv training in many ways. Also, that same “voice lie detector” business is operated by the same people that worked at nitv as sales people and management for many years, all high level ex-cops.
Nitv still brags about its “FIST” gadget for law enforcement for lie detection. The fact is FIST is the same old and outdated cvsa program that its current and former users complain about, only in a tiny hand held mini “computer”. FIST is just another gimmick by nitv, along with the failed abilities of its body language course by nitv, whose only real purpose is to make the nitv owner more money. Nitv has even another gimmick called “FACT”. Nitv claims it will tell the cvsa examiner when an answer is a lie by a red box around a cvsa pattern. In reality, it is just a software gimmick. Dektor cannot find any outside, independent study, let alone one that shows it has any reliability that is better than a coin toss.
Nitv still owes another unreliable “voice lie detector” business almost $1 million that it lost in a lawsuit from 2007 to another “voice lie detector” seller. Nitv has dragged out paying the judgement using various legal delay tactics. About 2016, humble filed a lawsuit against that person for “unfair” competition. Facts seem to show that is a complete untruth. Again, humble uses his money and lawyers to harass or even bankrupt people and businesses.
Posted on nitv’s website are never ending lies and disinformation about Dektor, its owner and the PSE. For example, nitv claims PSE has disappeared from the market and went out of business. Dektor is still being sold worldwide to all sectors of the market, from law enforcement and the private sector. We are constantly selling to former cvsa users and retraining them. They have told us the horror stories that they went through dealing with nitv and cvsa, including the software program freezing and crashing. We have received many complaints about very poor customer service at nitv. Strangly, nitv gives credit and praise to Dektor and its creators for the invention of PSE, Voice Stress Analysis and our training. Too bad they did not continue to use PSE, instead of creating what almost everybody would call a scam with their gadget just to make money. Until recently, nitv had tried to say Dektor and PSE had failed as early as about 1975.
In 2004 and 2005, nitv sent out two “Alert” letters to all of its customers(victims) degrading and insulting Dektor and its owner whose only real purpose was to try to make nitv and its owner look legitimate.
On their website, nitv makes claims about Dektor and PSE, past and present that are complete lies. It has no credible information it speaks about. Noone from Dektor has ever talked to or worked at nitv. Where nitv still uses their poorly designed and functioning cvsa II program, Dektor’s PSE 7010 program will run on all PC platforms (XP, 7, 8, Vista, 10), all Android systems(smart phones and tablets) and all Apple IOS systems( Iphone and Ipad). Dektor will always be the leader in Voice Stress Analysis technology and systems.
Starting in the late 1970’s, various gadgets began to be sold that claimed they were “voice lie detectors” like the PSE®. The fact is, ONLY the original Dektor® invented the proven technology of Voice Stress Analysis®, training, test formats and chart analysis in 1969. Only Dektor still has the only system of Voice Stress Analysis today. Nobody else! Those imitation gadgets used various names that implied they were “voice lie detectors”. They used lights, numbers, sounds or words to indicate lies. Some of those gadgets used electronic waveforms that only looked like PSE ® waveforms. Only a few gadgets offered any type of actual training in how to give lie detector tests and evaluate the results. Only a couple gadgets ever made any money. Most of the others usually disappeared from the market within a few years. Some gadgets were advertised in many types of law enforcement type magazines and private investigator magazines. About 1995, with more people buying computers and using the internet, some of those gadgets created websites making all kinds of completely false or very exaggerated claims about what their gadget was, how accurate it was and using very unrealistic sales numbers. The problem is those “voice lie detectors” did not and still do not have any credible studies to prove their lie detection accuracy they claim they have. Reliable and independent studies actually show that their accuracy is only about a flip of a coin, about 50%. Those so-called “computer voice stress” detectors today (including their spinoffs) use former high level, law enforcement as sales people and “training” instructors to sell the gadgets to law enforcement. None of those sales people or instructors ever went to Dektor to learn how to give accurate lie detector tests. The “teachings” by the sellers of those gadgets are simply based on their own made up and unreliable ideas.
About 1990, another gadget began to be marketed for “voice lie detection”. It claimed it was a “computer voice stress” lie detector. It was called CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analyzer). The company was called NITV (National Institute for Truth Verification). It was owned by chucky humble, a former short term traffic police officer in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to various information, nitv was first located in Indiana and later was forced to move to Florida to avoid certain “problems”, including from a very nasty divorce from his first wife. Its “promoter/owner” gave himself the unearned (fake) title of “Dr” (PhD). The fact was, the title was based on a “mail order” type of certificate that the promotor bought from a store located near his original NITV office in Indiana. That same type of unearned educational “diploma” anyone can buy from the internet today for about $100. Most people would call that type of store a “diploma mill”, a business that sells unearned educational degrees only for money. Several ex-employees from NITV had stated that the owner of NITV insists today he still be addressed as “Dr” even though it is well known his “Dr” title was not a real, earned educational title. This owner of NITV decided in the early 1990’s to claim on his website and in his literature he was the “Father of Voice Stress Analysis”. It can be safely stated the facts have proven for the past 25 years he has not been a very good “father”. The seller/owner of nitv claims on his website and in his literature the CVSA is the “gold standard” in lie detection. But, the facts show CVSA and NITV training are only “fool’s gold”. The seller/owner of nitv and CVSA having a earned educational title of “Dr” (PhD.) would be the first, of many lies, that would be revealed by the news media and the courts in the many years ahead.
By 2018, after 25 years of being marketed to almost anyone as a “new” type of “computer voice stress” lie detector, CVSA and NITV training have been shown to be just an expensive prop by law enforcement types because of NITV’s many untruths and gross exaggerations of their products and claims. This conclusion is based according to many law enforcement types contacted through the years who bought the CVSA, training, “recertification fees” and “advanced courses”, along with news articles about NITV, CVSA, its seller/owner/promotor and their related problems. It seems to be law enforcement types, as a group, have realized CVSA accuracy is not living up to the “98%” accuracy that was stated in NITV’s ads and literature since 1990. Today, it seems CVSA “tests” are basically used as a trick by most law enforcement users as a last attempt to try to get a person to confess to a crime. That position has been taken because CVSA, its training and chart analysis techniques have not shown proven reliable accuracy better than about 50% in studies and real crimes. CVSA and its bundle of hype had been pushed along for many years by its so called “inventor” and his management staff composed of former upper level police and sheriff employees. It appears those former police and sheriff’s at NITV were used by the NITV owner like worms on a hook to lure other law enforcement types to buy CVSA and the training. That idea appears to be on law enforcement’s belief that cops never lie to other cops. A ploy that has shown much success for the owner of NITV.The job of those NITV sales people was to convince law enforcement types CVSA was a miracle lie detector. After a few years CVSA was sold, more and more facts were becoming known and documented about the CVSA gadget itself, its “promoter”, the so-called “training” and NITV’s so called “chart analysis techniques”. They seemed to prove beyond any doubt that NITV was not selling a honest and dependable lie detector system.
In the very early 1990’s, the owner of NITV claimed a large national company hired him to promote that company’s CVSA device. By mid 1990’s, the seller/promotor of NITV had changed the story to say he invented the CVSA and he “perfected the training”. To this day, he has never used any independent studies that proved his way was equal to or even slightly better than the proven testing, training and chart analysis techniques established only by Dektor in 1969. One of Dektor’s co-inventers, Mr. (Col.) McQuiston was a government trained polygraph examiner, who was trained in the late 1950’s in polygraph. His extensive training of polygraph and his use of the polygraph during his lengthly military service, in various investigations, made him the best expert to design the various training techniques, chart analysis and test formats for the PSE system.
Legal problems and investigation articles involving the CVSA, NITV, NITV’s “promoter” , CVSA “technology”, so-called NITV’s “ training”, its own associations and ex employee’s keep going on without stopping. CVSA buyers and the people taking the tests have also been sucked into legal problems, including jail and lawsuits. Only some of those problems and lawsuits have been discussed in the news media.
CVSA is only one, of about 25, imitation “voice lie detectors” sold worldwide for the past 40 years. NITV has been located in Florida for about 20 years. NITV had bragged for many years that it only sells to law enforcement types (police, sheriff, prosecutors, prisons, probation, college police, military, etc. That is because the owner/seller/promotor of NITV claimed CVSA technology was so advanced that NITV was afraid to sell it to the private sector because drug dealers or organized crime persons would buy one and use it against law enforcement. Facts proved NITV is not telling the truth.
There is a much more truthful reason why NITV was only sold to law enforcement types until a few years ago. The reason appears to be because of the deep drop in sales of equipment and training, resulting in a huge loss of money to NITV. That is because knowledge of the poor accuracy reliability of the CVSA, training and chart analysis techniques had spread wide among those law enforcement types. It has appeared sales have dropped dramatically over the years. Among the strong indications is that NITV has not been advertising basically at all. To make up for the big loss of income, NITV has been trying to lure private investigators to buy CVSA to make more money. That is a very big change from NITV’s original stand of not selling to the private sector because of the fear criminals would buy them and use them against law enforcement. There is a very accurate reason why NITV only sold to law enforcement types until very recently. It seems even if law enforcement types, who bought a CVSA and training, and realized later they were not getting the “98%” accuracy that NITV has claimed in their ads and literature since 1990 (with NO studies ever found by Dektor to back that claim up), law enforcement would NEVER sue NITV for its money back. Why not? The reason law enforcement types would never sue NITV/promotor is because those buyers would have to admit they wasted taxpayers money buying a very unreliable gadget and training. Those costs are about $12,000 per CVSA gadget, $1,300 per person for the 5 day basic training course, about $500 more per person for the so-called “advanced training course”, PLUS $400 per cvsa examiner for “recertification fees” every year, for LIFE. Nitv keeps changing the length of their basic course. First it was 5 days, then 6 days, now it is back to only 5 very short days. Dektor’s training course is 10 days. Prices for the CVSA appear to keep dropping because of lack of sales. Most people, after learning the facts, would confirm those NITV “Recertification fees” are just a gimmick by the NITV/promotor just to make more money. NITV claims “recertification classes” of 3 days are needed to keep their examiners competent. NITV has NO facts or studies to back up those claims. The joke is on CVSA buyers. The FACT is NITV is really saying that if you are currently certified, you have some type of legal protection because the so-called “recertification” class reminds a examiner how to do a CVSA test. NITV seems to be implying if you are NOT currently certified, ALL of the legal blame is on the CVSA examiner and its law enforcement department if the CVSA examiner makes a mistake on a test because the CVSA examiner was not qualified to give a test. It is like a person without a driver’s license cannot be driving because they are not qualified. It’s a “Damn if you do, damn if you don’t” situation for buyers of CVSA. Do you waste money on those useless and wasteful “recertification fees” per examiner, every other year, for life AND the travel costs, hotel, time away from work, etc, to get the examiners “certified” forever or not pay the fees and give NITV a excuse why NITV should not be named in a lawsuit for having unreliable equipment and training because the law enforcement department allowed their examiners not to stay “certified”(competent)? Even today, NITV demands all CVSA buyers sign a document that they will not hold NITV responsible for any legal problems resulting from cvsa and training being used. It does NOT seem NITV believes in the quality of their own gadget and training. Even the former president of one of their cvsa associations said that the “recertifications” are just the original basic 5 day training course shortened to 3 days. That same president was sued by NITV. Dektor NEVER had those unneeded and wasteful fees since Dektor started in 1969. Our examiners have always received the REAL system of Voice Stress Analysis™, the proven training, proven test formats and proven chart analysis techniques. During the 10 day Dektor course, there are many quizzes and tests. When examiners pass the Dektor course, they follow our training. With Dektor’s training and the PSE, our examiners get the correct results. It has appeared through the years that none of the CVSA buyers had ever asked for a study that proved any CVSA accuracy BEFORE they wasted taxpayer’s money and ruined criminal cases using the CVSA gadget. Various law enforcement departments, their detectives and the city themselves would certainly be sued when the public becomes aware their law enforcement department wasted the taxpayer’s money on such expensive gadgets, useless training and wasteful “recertification fees”. Lawsuits would also be brought against prisons, college campus police, district attorney’s, probation departments and the federal government who bought the CVSA and training. Add to them ALL the people who ever took the CVSA tests who would claim they were innocent of their charge and they also would sue the law enforcement department, city, mayor, city council, etc. Hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals nationwide would be filing lawsuits because they would claim they were falsely accused because they “flunked” those very unreliable CVSA tests. Minorities would sue either for their conviction or because they had no choice except to make a plea deal because they had “flunked a CVSA test. Add to those costs in the lawsuits the huge amount of lawyer fees for each case against the law enforcement department, city, mayor, etc. Plus, the costs to the falsely accused of their lost wages because they went to jail and lost their jobs, loss of time with their families if they went to jail and more. On top of THOSE costs, the fact individuals of the law enforcement department would have judgements against themselves because they were careless and reckless for buying and using the CVSA without checking it out for accuracy BEFORE they used it on people. NITV knew any non-law enforcement buyer (PI’S, etc) WOULD sue NITV if they bought a CVSA and training then they had discovered they had been lied to about the CVSA/training credibility, wasted their money and had been cheated. NITV did admit on its website at one time that it did buy a PSE 101 from the 1970’s to try to duplicate it to make a CVSA. Clearly, they failed in trying to duplicate the many abilities of the PSE system. After about 25 years, from various sources, it still seems NITV has not managed to have technology, training and chart analysis techniques that are better than a coin toss. The fact is, Dektor has sold PSE to both civilian and law enforcement, worldwide, since 1969 and we have never had a case where criminals used it for illegal purposes.
For the past 25 years, various independent studies and evaluations have been done using CVSA in real situations. Those studies seem to show CVSA was only about 50% accuracy for truth verification in real situations, basically a flip of a coin. NITV and its seller/promoter had been or are involved in many lawsuits and legal entanglements. About 10 years ago, NITV lost a major lawsuit by another person selling his own type of so-called “voice lie detector”. The judgement was for about $700,000. NITV appealed the judgement all the way to the Florida Supreme Court. NITV lost the appeal. As far as we know, NITV still owes the huge judgement award. Various news media (print and TV) continue to do stories about the many untruths about the CVSA, NITV, its owner and the problems caused, including to criminal cases, innocent people and to the law enforcement types who bought them. At least one police officer had been wrongly fired because he flunked a CVSA test. He was accused of beating his girlfriend. It was later shown he was truthful and did not beat his girlfriend. NITV settled (lost) a major product liability type lawsuit in California in 2005. In 2007, a very large sheriff department in Arizona had to settle a major lawsuit caused by the unreliable CVSA device and its unreliable training. CVSA and its training never lived up to the “97%” accuracy hype claimed/promised by NITV staff, NITV literature, NITV website and by its “promoter” since NITV started in 1990.
NITV “ideas” used in training, such as numeric scoring, DSR (Delayed Stress Response), cold calling, kinesics, F.A.C.T. and DBR(Defense Barrier Removal) have never been shown to have any real substance or credibility. Those ideas appear to be invented by the NITV promoter /owner as part of his hype to sell his gadgets and to create the image he is some type of proven expert in lie detection.
Let’s look at the facts. Kinesics is also known as body language. A well known body language seller is Stan Walters. He calls himself the “lie guy” on his website. About 20 years ago, it appeared he and Humble were good friends and it appears to be that NITV is using many of his ideas. There are many books written about body language. NO type of body language has ever shown accuracy better than a guess for lie detection. But, NITV has always had body language as part of its course. In the early 1990’s NITV bragged about its body language “expertise”. A CVSA examiner would be very confused when his CVSA gadget and training says a person was lying, but the person’s body language said he was innocent or vice versa. F.A.C.T. seems to be another gimmick of NITV to promote sales without “facts” to back it up. When using F.A.C.T, NITV claims when a person is lying, a red box will appear on a test answer. BUT, based on NITV ideas and training, that box will appear to be be only a unreliable guess. A coin will seem to give about the same accuracy (50%) as CVSA’s red box. Any software writer can create various gimmicks, like a red box or flashing lights to indicate a “lie”. After reading NITV’s training manual about DBR( Defense Barrier Removal), DBR is only another way of saying “Don’t make the person mad or he will not take the CVSA test”. That is NOT a new idea. All PSE and polygraph examiners would know this without being told. DSR is another unproven “invention” by the promoter and is extremely dangerous. The NITV owner/promotor claims stress on a answer from a relevant question will show up in the answer of the next question which is a irrelevant. According to NITV’s training, it would seem to be if the most stress is on a answer to a relevant question, they are a liar and if the most stress is on a answer of a irrelevant question after a relevant question, they are also a liar because the stress response was “delayed” based on NITV(humble) unproven idea of DSR. The fact is, based on this very bizarre and unreliable idea, it seems basically anyone taking a CVSA test will be called a liar. “Cold Calling” is another unreliable and very dangerous idea by the CVSA “promotor”. Let’s look at the facts. “Cold Calling” means a CVSA test always needs two people to make a decision. There are NO studies to back that idea up. If two people are needed to make a CVSA decision, then at least two people must be trained. That means MORE money for NITV/promotor. What if each of the cvsa examiners has a different conclusion as to the subject telling the truth or not? Since 1969, it only takes one trained PSE examiner to make the correct decision on a PSE test. “Numeric Scoring” is another very dangerous and unreliable NITV invention by the CVSA owner/promotor. “Numeric Scoring” means each CVSA examiner must give each CVSA pattern a numeric value of stress of a pattern. That bizarre idea will cause problems. If CVSA examiners do not give the EXACT numbers to each pattern, the final decision of truth or deception will usually be different by each of the two examiners. How will that confusion help any investigator to solve a crime? On the surface, all of those “ideas” by NITV/promotor may look sensible, but they have no reliability or substance. We have heard from many ex-CVSA examiners who have told us that they simply guessed on the final answer to a test because the NITV training ideas did not give them reliability and accuracy on lie detection tests. Dektor has heard from CVSA examiners that the software used for CVSA has serious flaws that cause the program to crash or freeze. The software program appears to be extremely basic as what the CVSA examiner can do using it. The Dektor PSE program was created by software writers known nationwide for their expertise. The PSE program was designed to be “Easy to Learn and Easy to Use”. The PSE program has many functions for the examiner to use for charting, evaluating and storing test results and various information. The PSE program was designed to be used on many various types of platforms, including PC (laptop or desktop), Android(tablet& smartphone) and Apple(IOS) iphone and ipad. The PSE program can be used in the latest Windows operating systems: XP, 7, Vista, 8 and 10.Those systems can still be used for ALL of their other functions. But, CVSA is still stuck in a primitive Dell laptop that buyers must buy from NITV. CVSA can only run using XP, a 30 year old system. Former CVSA owners have told Dektor they could NOT even connect to the internet or use their laptop for any other function.
NITV keeps changing the length of their training classes. First, they had 5 days for training for 45 hours for a few years, then for a few years it was 6 days for 60 hours. Now it is back to 5 days and 50 hours. At 50 hours, that means at least 10 hour days and no breaks? NITV has a so-called “advance class”. But, it costs another $500 more than the first training class and is given at a later date. That means more time away from work(lost wages) and family. It also means more money wasted for another unreliable course, travel and hotel costs. Dektor has one complete training course of 10 continuous days of training, with 8 hour days, with breaks. Our course is a very enjoyable course and given by people with many years of PSE use in their business. Dektor’s training manual has 19 chapters. The PSE examiner benefits greatly from those 19 chapters. Those 19 chapters in our course include many different topics. Dektor’s training class devotes an entire chapter about NITV/CVSA/promotor and NITV’s training and why they are not credible or reliable for lie detection. Our 10 day class also reviews the other so-called “voice lie detector” type gadgets. Dektor’s instructors have to know about all of those so-called “voice lie detectors” so we can convince others, including law enforcement, not to waste their money buying them and their unreliable “training”, if those imitations give any training. The buyers of imitations would also risk fouling up the outcome of criminal cases, falsely accusing innocent people, PLUS risking lawsuits to themselves and the various law enforcement departments that use unreliable lie detectors. The wrong outcome on a unreliable lie detector test would also allow the guilty to commit more crimes against people if they were considered innocent of a crime based on a unreliable lie detector test. Some of those “voice lie detectors” sold use free recording software that can be downloaded from the internet by anyone. Usually that software is used by people to record their songs. Also, those recording software programs have many fancy functions, including waveforms that react to vocal utterances. The sellers of imitation “voice lie detectors” pass off those waveforms reacting to sounds as indicating lies when a person gives answers. To the uninformed, they believe the waveforms are showing lies. A large majority of imitation “voice lie detectors” do not have instructors to train people. Most only have a short instruction booklet on how to work the device or program.
NITV believes confessions, sale numbers on their website and in their literature prove CVSA accuracy and reliability. Wrong! Confessions can be false confessions by the subject for various reasons and any type of device (copier machine, noodle strainer, etc)used as a “lie detector” on a suspect have been used to trick a person into a confession by having them think they flunked a lie detector test. Those tricks have been used for decades. Just because a product sells does not mean it works or is reliable. Various types of “info commercials” use a lot of hype to sell weight loss pills, household devices, etc. Those commercials will sell many products. But, those sales do not prove a product works. NITV used full page ads in many law enforcement magazines to sell their gadgets. They used many unreliable and/or inaccurate claims (lies) as their hype in those ads. That hype did sell many CVSA’s. But, checking on those buyers that bought CVSA’s will clearly show most are not pleased with the poor performance (accuracy), reliability and dependability of their test results and training. The CVSA buyers seem now, according to ex-employees of NITV or people that bought CVSA, to be using CVSA only as a prop to try to scare the suspect into confessing to the crime by always telling the suspect he flunked his lie detector test. The CVSA testers are doing that because of the poor accuracy they had using CVSA for lie detection. NITV seems to believe accuracy in lie detection starts at 0%. Wrong. Lie detection is a 50/50 decision: the person is either lying or telling the truth. The point of lie detection is to get as close to 100% accuracy as possible. Sometimes a lucky guess will also get the correct answer. Using yes and no lie detection tests, a coin toss will get a 50% or so accuracy. A coin would be a lot cheaper than buying a unreliable $12,000 CVSA, paying $1,300 per person for unproven and unreliable training, $500 more for the “advanced training” course, plus hotel, airfare and paying $300 recertification fees per CVSA examiner, every year, for LIFE!
In 2007, a very large study, using real crimes and NITV instructors found an accuracy rate of only about chance level. That same study found VERY serious design flaws with the CVSA design that will produce flawed patterns, thus incorrect results. There are studies and articles on the NITV website for CVSA that were ONLY done with PSE. Those studies were done BEFORE CVSA was “invented”. In 1996, a study by Jannior and Cestaro, using CVSA examiners, showed an accuracy rate of about 50%. In 2000, a study by Palmatier, using real crimes and CVSA examiners, only showed about 50% accuracy with CVSA.
Another gimmick NITV uses to promote itself is patents to “prove” their CVSA works. NITV uses them to lure unsuspecting people to buy CVSA. Since about 2008, NITV has bragged on its website that two patents were granted for CVSA. The FACT is, the patents were applied for 5 years earlier. NITV is actually saying the same flawed “technology” in CVSA from 5 years ago and probably the same flawed “technology” used for the past 25 years has a patent. So what! NITV wants people to think just a patent alone proves credibility. WRONG! A patent itself DOES NOT prove something works. A patent ONLY says nobody else ever had that idea and had filed legal documents to claim that idea. NITV has always shown it plays extremely loose with words and truth. Only independent studies validate a technology. NITV does not seem to have any that show its gadget is better than a flip of a coin after 25 years of sales. It is extremely unprofessional (laughable?) that a person selling a lie detector does not have a study to prove their device, chart analysis and training are accurate in real crimes BEFORE a person sells it to law enforcement and others to solve crimes. The owner of NITV stated in 2006 (in a major ABC News investigation on the CVSA, NITV and its seller) there were no studies proving CVSA gadget was accurate. If you combine flawed technology, flawed training, flawed test formats and flawed chart analysis techniques in lie detection, the results for investigations and employment screening will be a disaster. On page 69, of the NITV training manual, it states that recently it was learned that if a person taking a CVSA test holds the microphone, it could cause static electricity and that could cause a distortion of CVSA patterns. Those same patterns are used to decide if a person is innocent or guilty. NITV has always told the person to hold the microphone since 1990. How many thousands of times did that problem happen and ruin a test, BUT nobody knew it? How many innocent people were falsely accused? How many GUILTY people were let go to commit more crimes (rape, murder, robbery, etc) because law enforcement thought they were innocent? Dektor never allows the subject to hold the microphone. Dektor only uses a very expensive, high quality microphone to get all of the parts of a person’s vocal response for in-depth evaluation. Since 1969, when the PSE was invented, the microphone has always stayed on the table . NITV uses a very tiny and cheap microphone that is held by the person being tested. The cheap microphone misses much useful information of a vocal utterance. The various CVSA patterns loosely resemble the REAL patterns from the PSE. There are various machines that make those same type of patterns. But, they are NOT machines that have Voice Stress Analysis®. The promotor/owner of NITV uses the images of his CVSA patterns to make people think his patterns are the real patterns of Voice Stress Analysis®. Copies are never as good as the original.
One section in the NITV website has a short list of a few cases where police claimed cases were “solved” using CVSA. About 2006, a major TV station did a investigative story on the CVSA. The reporter contacted all of the police users of CVSA in her state. She sent them a questionaire asking questions about their use of CVSA. The replies came back that not one case was solved using CVSA. Their responses seemed to indicate that CVSA was not relied on for accurate lie detection and a few CVSA users only used it for employment screening of possible new police officers. A few said they only used CVSA as a prop because they realized CVSA tests were not accurate when compared to the results of solved cases. Considering NITV has been selling their “voice lie detector”, their so-called “training” for 25 years, along with their unreliable hype and misleading information (lies), it would only be natural, using basic math of a coin toss usually getting about 50% accuracy, obviously a few of CVSA’s examiners would guess the right answer once in a while! One MUST also assume that the list of so-called “solved cases” on NITV’s website is probably deeply unreliable. It must be noted that CVSA examiners, who are almost all law enforcement, believe their “gut instincts” if they think a person is lying. Since the CVSA testing results is based on a person’s subjective analysis, law enforcement CVSA examiners will usually combine their “gut instinct” for guilt, along with CVSA patterns, to think the person is a liar. A combination that will always lead to innocent people being falsely accused and the real criminal getting away with a crime to go out to commit more crimes, including rape and murder. Various people are listed on NITV website as “references”. Most people would accept those references as fact. But, it is well known that NITV gives away free machines and training in exchange for good testimonials because NITV knows “give aways” like that will lead to more sales. After using CVSA and seeing the accuracy is not the 97% as NITV has always claimed in their ads, even free machines and training will not be used when the quality does not exist.
More and more various departments are not using the CVSA anymore. Many are only using CVSA as a prop to trick someone to confess by always telling the suspects that they flunked the test and hope the suspects confess. The departments are no longer paying those unnecessary and wasteful “recertification fees” of $300 for each CVSA examiner, every year, for life! More lawsuits and legal action happen because of the unreliable CVSA, CVSA training and NITV. Many tens of millions of dollars from the taxpayers have been wasted buying the CVSA, training and “recertification fees”. “Recertification fees” by the CVSA examiners every year seem to only be another way for NITV to make much more money. The NITV hype is that “recertifications” keep CVSA examiners sharp. The facts indicate that the “recertifications”, according to former users and NITV’s own CVSA association, are only “bullshit” type classes of 3 days of the same things that were taught in the original course.
That fact was stated by the past president of a CVSA association who was actually sued by the owner of NITV in about 2005. Because of the initial sales of CVSA in the 1990’s, all of those examiners had to be recertified. NITV could not handle those recertifications so the promotor/owner of NITV asked one of the CVSA associations to do the recertifications and the CVSA association could keep the money. By 2003, when sales dropped off dramatically, (according to various documents and CVSA users) the NITV owner wanted the recertification money back from those associations. When the CVSA associations said no, the NITV owner sued them. The NITV owner had the big money needed for lawyers, the associations did not. Keep in mind the same flawed technology and training are reinforced during those “recertifications”, so they are just basically a waste of time and taxpayers money. There seems to be no doubt why those “recertification” classes are now given and controlled by NITV: to make more and more money for NITV/promotor. The fact is, if the CVSA examiner is NOT “recertified”, he is “decertified” as a examiner by NITV. He is then open to all legal liability if he gives a test and his results are wrong, but not NITV. Recertification fees mean much, much more money (millions of dollars) for the NITV owner for life, but that money comes out of the CVSA owners (taxpayers) pocket, for life. All of that money wasted for maybe a once in a while, possibly unreliable, confession, and basically a 50% accuracy. A flip of a coin is much cheaper to use. Because the word has spread among law enforcement types that CVSA is not a reliable lie detector, NITV has been promoting CVSA to the private sector, such as private investigators. What ever happened to NITV’s fear that somebody in the private sector might use CVSA against law enforcement? It appears money is much more important.
Only Dektor’s technology for Voice Stress Analysis®, Dektor’s established training and chart analysis have been proven to get complete accuracy in real life situations. Dektor has special classes to retrain ex-CVSA examiners. Dektor’s proven training, chart formats and chart analysis techniques designed in 1969 are still being taught today worldwide by Dektor. Many independent studies, the famous Heisse Study of 1974 and the famous 220 page book written in 1980 by Mr. Michael Kradz,a former US government trained polygraph examiner, former chief of investigations for Maryland in the 1960’s and who has a Master’s Degree in Psychology proved the complete reliability, effectiveness and validity of the PSE system. The entire Kradz book is posted on out website for anyone to read. Plus, the validation of our technology by the US government since 1971. The Dektor was granted a patent for our technology in about 1973 and it has been backed up by many independent studies that prove the PSE system is reliable, effective and valid for lie detection, employment screening and psychological evaluations.
The many, many news media stories exposing NITV, CVSA and the NITV promoter have been very interesting and educational through the years. Some news media commented to Dektor they thought NITV was part of the U.S. government because the U.S. symbol of the Eagle is posted on NITV’s website. That eagle symbol has been posted on NITV’s website since NITV started in 1990. No doubt that NITV used that eagle symbol to help convince others to think the same thing. On March30, 2006 ABC News did major investigation on NITV and its promoter/owner. It was a 35 minute investigative story. A 5 minute segment of the ABC News investigation story is located on You Tube and in our “Media” section at our website section titled “ABC News”. We have the full 35 minute expose on DVD. Under “Prime Time” in our Media section, you can read some of the printed transcript of the investigation story. ABC News stated and confirmed many of the many independent news quotes listed at the end of this section. ABC News revealed the results of a very in-depth Pentagon study on the poor accuracy of the CVSA and training by NITV. The Pentagon results were the same as the other studies that showed the CVSA was not a reliable lie detector, no better than flipping a coin. ABC News also revealed internal NITV documents that showed the terrible results of CVSA when CVSA was used in Iraq and in Guantanomo Bay testing Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorist suspects in 2005. The documents showed that because of poor CVSA accuracy, CVSA had “cleared” probable Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists. In the middle of 2005, the Pentagon ordered a complete halt of the CVSA by the military because of the very poor accuracy using CVSA. In plain English, the CVSA was BANNED by the military. It appears that because of the humiliation caused by poor reliability of the CVSA in Iraq and Guantanomo Bay testing terrorist suspects, CVSA has been banned from the federal level. In fact, the person at SoCom (Special Operations Command) in the DoD who approved almost $700,000 to buy the CVSA devices pled guilty in 2006 to taking a bribe. While on camera during the same ABC News report, the owner/promotor of NITV admitted he had only 6 hours of “class” to get his so-called “Dr” title from the Indiana store selling unaccredited education diplomas that was in the same shopping center as the NITV business in the early 1990’s. Those places selling unearned education diplomas are often referred to as “diploma mills” where anyone can buy a fake education title for about $100. Many, many more of those diploma mill type businesses are listed on the internet. The owner/promotor of NITV has always used the “Dr” title in his name to impress buyers of CVSA of his “expertise” in lie detection and to convince them everything he says are facts. During the ABC News expose, the owner/promoter of NITV was asked if he thought it was honest to call himself “Dr” with that unearned title of “Dr”. He said he thought he was being honest about it. Probably, the CVSA would show the owner/promotor was lying on that statement. In the same ABC News story in 2006 exposing the NITV myths, the seller was asked if there were any studies that proved CVSA worked. His reply was there were none.
NITV settled (lost) a major product liability type lawsuit in 2004 because it seems (among other things) NITV could not defend their gadget or training ideas. NITV’s unreliable equipment and training ideas continue to foul law enforcement cases. CVSA and NITV training get law enforcement sued and sometimes law enforcement officers fired. In 1995, only 5 years after the CVSA was first sold, the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) a worldwide association of about 20,000 members, evaluated the CVSA and concluded the CVSA was very inferior to the polygraph for lie detection. IACP also said the CVSA did not detect stress. Stress is the only thing that is detected and used in real lie detection systems: PSE and the computer polygraph.
NITV has always called their device CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analyzer) since NITV started in 1990. Computers are digital. BUT, on NITV’s website, NITV admits their first CVSA model sold for about 8 years was only a analog machine. If just the functions of the PSE 101system (sold from 1969 to 1990) were compared the CVSA of 1990 to 1998, it would be clear the CVSA analog version was a extremely stripped down and amateur attempt to try to copy the PSE 101. Upon close inspection of the CVSA, it looks similar to Dektor’s PSE 101 from 1969 to 1990 in appearance ONLY, but NOT in terms of PSE technology and other PSE 101 functions. The CVSA gadget appears tohave no recording ability of the interview, testing, and confessions with the subject. ALL PSE systems(101, 2000, 4202, 5128, 7010) ALWAYS had a recording function to record and keep the entire interview AND any possible confession by the subject. Recording the interview also protects everyone’s rights. The recording proves nobody was lied to, no false promises were made to the subject and the subject was not verbally abused. The recordings keep all information for later review or for evidence in court. Dektor requires those recordings of the interview and test to be kept for 10 years. It seems No cvsa gadget ever records the interview. Even the microphone CVSA uses is a very cheap microphone that causes many problems for the NITV examiner and to the tests. NITV originally told the subject to hold the microphone during the interview and test. That is a very bad idea because the subject may hot hold the microphone correctly and the quality and volume of the answers will be reduced and/or eliminated. Now, NITV says for the microphone to be attached to the shirt lapel. That will also cause serious problems for the CVSA examiner because when the subject moves his head, that movement will cause noise that could override the person’s vocal answer. In the CVSA training manual it says that static electricity can be caused by the microphone attached to the collar. Dektor has always required the microphone stay on the table. Dektor has always used a extremely high quality microphone to get all of the vocal characteristics that will be shown in the PSE patterns for the correct evaluations and decision. The PSE analog instrument used from 1969 to 2004 had 164 different ways to display each vocal response from a test question for the examiner to evaluate for complete accuracy. From various sources, CVSA in 2018 still has ONLY one, very tiny pattern for each answer for the CVSA examiner to try to look at and evaluate on the computer screen. That problem causes CVSA examiners to make mistakes because those very tiny patterns are too small to see all of the parts of a pattern. That is another problem, among many other problems, that causes CVSA examiners to make mistakes.
Since NITV’s first CVSA was only analog for the first 8 years, why did NITV lie and call it a computer and also lie to their customers about it? The answer seems to be NITV deliberately lied about the CVSA name because they wanted their buyers to think that somehow a “computer” lie detector was better than the PSE 101(1969-1990) and later the PSE 2000(1990-2000) which were analog machines. The facts are the co-inventer of the original PSE system (McQuiston) had invented the first REAL computer (digital) system for Voice Stress Analysis in 1980 called Verimetrics. Computers were extremely expensive at the time and not portable, so most PSE examiners stayed with the portable PSE 101 and PSE 2000 systems. The Verimetrics was a extremely advanced system and had many great features that were not found in the analog PSE systems. A Verimetrics system was about $20,000 and that was a lot more money than the analog PSE 101 and 2000 systems at about $5,500 each. Mr. McQuiston died in 1996. McQuiston was a very decorated hero in Vietnam, a Colonel in the U.S. Army and worked in Counter-Intelligence. When McQuiston died in 1996, Humble wrote in NITV’s monthly newsletter about McQuiston’s death: “McQuiston assumes room temperature”. Disgusting! It was only in 1998, that NITV came out with a very primitive and unreliable software program for CVSA. NITV realized they had to have a REAL computer at some point because more and more customers were asking “Where is the computer” when they were looking at the original analog CVSA device that was being called a computer by nitv. The CVSA software program had and still has many serious flaws and has a very large owner’s manual because the software CVSA program was/is still very primitive and complicated to learn. Those problems would also dramatically increase error by the CVSA examiner and lower accuracy in CVSA lie detection tests. Many of the CVSA examiners have complained to Dektor that the CVSA program sold today still has many design flaws, including crashing and freezing. According to various sources, the CVSA program in 2018 still lacks the many important functions of the PSE 7010 for the examiner to use in their testing and evaluations for accurate results.
For many years, NITV did not sell the CVSA to the private sector, such as private investigators, etc. Nitv claimed they did not want criminals to buy it and use it against law enforcement. The truth really seems to be that NITV did not want to risk lawsuits that the private sector would file against NITV when they realized the CVSA and training were only about a coin toss for accuracy. People in the private sector would sue NITV because they had used their OWN money to pay for the CVSA equipment and training. NITV knew law enforcement buyers/users of CVSA would never risk exposing themselves to lawsuits because law enforcement had used CVSA in criminal cases and because of poor CVSA accuracy certainly have had to falsely accuse many, many people based on the inaccurate CVSA results. About 2008, NITV started to sell their gadgets to the private sector because of CVSA sales had decreased dramatically and had become an embarrassment because the word was spreading that CVSA was not accurate for lie detection. In 2016, before NITV will send a person literature, they want the people to fill out a form. That is very insulting to a customer. NITV also wants all clients to sign a release PROMISING not to sue NITV for any reasons if they buy a CVSA and get trained. Again, just like using the “recertification” gimmicks to protect themselves from lawsuits, now NITV wants customers to sign a Release to further protect themselves from costly lawsuits. According to various sources, NITV still has NOT paid the $700,000 judgement against them from a lawsuit lost by another seller of a so-called “voice lie detector”.
The seller/promoter of NITV and CVSA claims he is also a polygraph examiner from Indiana. The fact is ANYBODY can get a lifetime polygraph certificate from Indiana by simply requesting one. The seller wants people to think he is also very talented in polygraph. But, the facts show the seller does not have the skilled qualifications as a trained polygraph examiner given by a certified APA(American Polygraph Association) polygraph school. We weretold that by the APA. Just like he does not have a real, earned educational degree of “Dr.” (PhD). The seller also claims he went to Dektor for training in the early 1970’s. He did, BUT he flunked the course twice and never passed the course according to Dektor’s records. The picture of his “diploma” on his website has strong indications that it is not authentic. The seller/owner also has a website dedicated to his ego and image: www.charleshumble.com He has pictures of his possessions, paid for by the taxpayers who were not aware their money was being wasted on the CVSA gadgets and unreliable training. The seller even has recordings of himself singing well known songs on his website. His name is listed as the creator of those songs, not the REAL creator. He has pictures and descriptions of his life on his website, like a memorial to himself that will last forever, even if it is only in his mind.
Until about 2007, NITV used to publish the various states and all of the buyers of CVSA in each of those states. Those buyers were used as references to potential buyers. But, by about 2000, it appears many potential buyers decided not to buy the CVSA because when they contacted those owners listed on NITV’s website, it appears the earlier CVSA buyers passed the word that CVSA was not living up to the hype NITV was claiming on their website for accuracy and dependability. About 2007, NITV removed the actual buyers from those lists and now only use numbers to “indicate” CVSA users. Obviously, numbers cannot be contacted to verify the truth of how many were using CVSA or still using CVSA. In about 2003, it seems because of very poor sales that were ongoing, NITV stopped putting any ads in the IACP magazine. NITV had put ads, up to double full page ads in the IACP magazines each month, since NITV started in 1990. NITV had also advertised in other law enforcement magazines, but it seems because of very low sales, NITV also could not afford to advertise in those magazines. Many comments have been made to Dektor, by various types in law enforcement law enforcement, that the word was spreading among law enforcement that the CVSA hype of accuracy was not holding up to real testing. It appears that because of the great loss of income from lack of CVSA sales and recertification of CVSA examiners, the helicopter and its pilot that NITV owner used for about 10 years to impress people and to ferry the NITV owner to his office each day in Palm Beach Florida, was gone by 2003.
By following the NITV website, NITV appears to have a constant turnover of upper management and staff that seems much more than normal. One sales gimmick by NITV is only to hire former high level law enforcement, such as captains, lieutenants, etc. One could easily conclude those high level ex-police are hired to convince their fellow law enforcement officers to buy CVSA. There is a old rule in law enforcement: cops don’t lie to other cops. By having ex-high level police as salesmen, NITV’s untrue and/or exaggerated claims to other departments about CVSA were taken as facts by law enforcement who later bought CVSA, training and “recertification fees” for life. That has proved very disastrous for law enforcement, their cases, the innocent people who flunked the CVSA tests and were falsely accused of a crime. Plus, criminals who had been accused of a crime, who passed a CVSA test, they were released and later committed new crimes.
Ex- NITV instructors and employees have told Dektor the NITV owner does not live up to the terms of his contracts that he makes with them pertaining to their salaries. Several of those ex-instructors have told Dektor they could not afford to sue NITV because the NITV owner used his lawyers like weapons only to get his way, even when he clearly was wrong. NITV’s long time manager was fired by NITV’s owner about 2003 . After he was fired, this former manager called Dektor several times asking for a job and told Dektor some of the very unprofessional conduct of the NITV promotor/owner and the employees. Dekor only wants the finest quality employees to serve our clients. We never would want any employees that worked for NITV working for Dektor. Those ex NITV employees clearly did not care about the damage they caused to others. Their motive appears to be only greed: were only interested in getting a paycheck. Some of those former NITV employees have opened up their own business selling their own brand of a imitation “voice lie detector” and use their own, invented unproven training ideas, chart formats and chart analysis techniques . Those imitations also have no reliable accuracy studies for their gadget or training. Just like the CVSA, they claim their gadgets are just like PSE® and use Voice Stress Analysis®. How and where did those “imitations” get their technology, chart analysis protocols and training techniques? They NEVER say. NITV has sued at least one business selling a imitation claiming the other imitation “stole” their machine and training from NITV. There seems to be no honor among thieves. As stated before, instructors and management at NITV are mostly all ex-law enforcement of very high levels: ex-chiefs of police, long time detectives, ex-military, etc. The obvious question is if those people were so smart, why didn’t they investigate the massive claims about the CVSA, its training ideas and the claims by its seller before they took their new jobs? Plus, after they began reading the many news stories about NITV’s owner and how he was deceiving law enforcement types with the CVSA gadget, unreliable training and “recertification fees”, why didn’t they quit? Don’t they have ethics and morals as ex-high level law enforcement and military? The answer would be clear to even a blind person: they wanted money, more money and more money. Those employees, as most ex-cops do, only wanted a paycheck to supplement their pension as a retired law enforcement officer. Dektor has never been able to find any studies that verified the technology or the training of any those imitation “voice lie detectors”. It appears they are simply using what they learned at NITV as their so-called “training”. Those ex-NITV employees are probably using CVSA imitations or software copies of CVSA. Hardly a device that should be copied and used for lie detection. In other words, these new businesses seem to be trying the same game plan to make money as their ex-boss, without concern for the welfare of law enforcement, their cases, the innocent people falsely accused with CVSA tests AND the guilty criminals getting away with their crimes because the CVSA “results” said they were innocent of a crime. In addition, it must be assumed that most of the guilty people that were passing CVSA tests would be committing new crimes.
The buyers of CVSA are not just police and sheriff departments, though almost all are. There are some district attorney offices whose investigators bought the CVSA to test the accused and witnesses in criminal cases. How many ten’s of thousands of criminal cases were ruined because of them? The newest sellers of their imitation “voice lie detectors” seem to follow what their old ex-boss did for sales: advertise in police type magazines. It did not appear the magazines cared either, like with NITV, law enforcement was buying unreliable gadgets and training which would only foul up criminal cases. The NITV site shows two articles about CVSA that were published in magazines. Those magazines NEVER contacted Dektor and it was ONLY Dektor that invented the PSE system and training in 1969. When Dektor contacted those magazines and complained about their biased stories, we were told we were not interviewed because Dektor did not take out any ads in their magazines. One article mentioned a “expert” on Voice Stress Analysis by the name of Chapman who praised CVSA. BUT, the article NEVER mentioned Chapman worked for NITV for almost 20 years! Again, the news media did not care about facts, the welfare of law enforcement and the public. The magazines only cared about making money! These new sellers of “voice lie detectors” saw how their ex-boss had lived a very luxurious lifestyle and it seemed they wanted that life. One business, composed of ex-NITV high level staff, selling one of those imitation “voice lie detectors” is actually owned by two PI’s who also own a store front type church in Florida. If the owners of that business are religious in any way, a person would question why would they allow those people to sell a gadget and training that was not a reliable lie detection system to law enforcement? About 2008, that same lie detector business took out a full page ad in a major police magazine each month for a year, then stopped. Upon a closer look at the ads each month, the price was dropping and the “terms” to own/use the device seem to be constantly being reduced. Even though their website is still up, Dektor has not found any evidence that they have any sales or their gadget is being used by either law enforcement or the private sector. That same police magazine also took NITV ads for about 13 years. The ads stopped because it seems NITV could not afford to pay for the ads because sales seemed to have almost stopped.
About late 2006, NITV began to advertise in insurance magazines with full page ads. It appears they were trying to make up for the drastic drop in CVSA sales to law enforcement. NITV tried to get insurance companies to buy CVSA and use it as a over-the-phone lie detector for insurance fraud. If they did so, millions of real claims would be denied because of the poor accuracy caused by unreliable CVSA technology and unreliable NITV training. Dektor contacted the magazine and educated them about NITV. Soon, NITV was banned from advertising in those insurance magazines.
About 2005, NITV also started to push CVSA to airports to test people looking suspicious and who might hijack a plane. Imagine the chaos and lawsuits resulting to the airlines if that unreliable CVSA technology and training were indicating people were terrorists, but they were innocent. That attempt selling to airports seems to have failed.
For the past 25 years, NITV has used the U.S. Federal Government symbol of the American Bald Eagle as the symbol for NITV. Many times people told us they thought NITV was part of the federal government. Some told us they bought the CVSA because they thought NITV was part of the government. More deception attempted by NITV.
The current devices (gimmicks) in 2018 from NITV are the FIST, F.A.C.T., CVSA II and AIS. The FIST is the same flawed CVSA technology in a tiny hand held mini computer. FACT is another attempt to try to lure buyers using a type of gimmick. It seems it is only a software addition of a red line at a pattern from a test that indicates if a person is lying. Again, flawed technology and flawed training, with any type of gadget, will NOT produce reliable and accurate lie detection results. In 1999, NITV tried to lure buyers with a promise that the new CVSA would tell the examiner the answer. But, many years later, NITV was still making that promise. In about 2007, the so-called “solution” by NITV to that problem was “FACT”. This gimmick that had the CVSA software program make a red line under a pattern that was supposed to indicate a lie to the CVSA examiner. Dektor could not find any independent studies to verify that claim. The CVSA II was the same flawed CVSA software in a Dell computer. The previous computer was a Toshiba. According to current documents from NITV, the CVSA program is pre-installed by NITV. It cannot be used for other functions as a computer, including connecting to the internet. The PSE 7010 allows the computer to do ALL functions of a computer, including connecting to the internet. About 2008, it appears because of very poor sales of CVSA for the past 8 years or so, the owner/promotor of NITV put together a 3 day body language course for $500 that he sold as lie detection called AIS. The NITV owner states on NITV website the body language type course is for lie detection. Just like with CVSA, Dektor cannot find any independent studies to date validating any accuracy on the AIS method in real crimes. The AIS course is taught by two Canadians who are ex-police. Their city police department used CVSA, but the city later stopped using CVSA because they obviously realized the CVSA was not a reliable lie detector. They are now using polygraph.When a law enforcement department hosts a AIS course, they get two people trained for free, another worm on a hook by NITV to get buyers. Many people would ask why would NITV sell a “lie detector” gadget called CVSA for $12,000, $1,300 for their basic training course, $500 for nitv’s so-called “advanced course” and “recertification fees” of $300 per person, every year, for life, BUT also sell a $500 body language course that NITV claims does lie detection? Many people would ask why would a person spend all of that money if they could detect a liar with just a $500 body language course. TSA stopped using their body language training in 2013 to detect liars because of the extremely poor accuracy of using it. According to the GAO, almost $1billion was spent from 2007 to 2013 training their TSA screeners. About 400 studies, spanning over 60 years, proved body language was no better than a coin toss for accuracy in lie detection. NITV charges $500 more for their so-called “advanced” CVSA training course for more money. Doesn’t NITV want their examiners to have all of the training for accurate lie detection when they get trained before giving a lie detector test? The answer is by giving more courses, NITV forces people to pay more money to NITV. Dektor gives the complete training course for PSE and lie detection in our one, 10 day course. Dektor wants our PSE examiners to be FULLY trained, NOT partially trained, when they give various PSE tests. That is why the PSE system has complete reliability, effectivness and validity.
In January 2007, NITV filed a lawsuit against a ex-director of NITV claiming the ex-director’s company was only selling CVSA’s. Both sides agreed to drop the lawsuit for some reason. Also, in January 2007, NITV filed a lawsuit against their own CVSA associations, their volunteers and former NITV instructors. NITV claimed the NITV associations owed NITV money for the recertifications of CVSA examiners. Originally NITV had told the associations they could keep the money. Because of the drastic loss of CVSA sales and training income at that time, NITV seemed to be very desperate for money. NITV started another CVSA association that it could have complete control over. This new NITV controlled association stated CVSA examiners could ONLY be recertified through them, not the original CVSA association. The original NITV association for CVSA examiners was called ISSA, It was the name of the SAME association for PSE examiners started by Dektor in about 1972. More deception by NITV. About 2007, NITV began selling used CVSA’s at much lower prices to try to bring in money. In 2007, NITV filed a lawsuit against another of their former instructors and his partner who also were selling a imitation “voice lie detector” in Australia. That partner had told me personally that the owner of NITV had told him he would be in charge of all Far East sales of CVSA if that person bought about 50 CVSAs as proof of his dedication to NITV. The person told me he took out another mortgage on his house to buy the 50 CVSA devices. Shortly after he bought the 50 CVSA devices, the owner of NITV told him the deal was off. During the phone call, that person was crying because he said he was afraid he would lose his house because he had no more money.
In late 2007, a Colorado investigative TV reporter told how a sheriff deputy was fired after he was accused of beating his girlfriend. The sheriff deputy had taken a CVSA test and failed it. Dektor contacted that fired deputy and told him about the unreliable CVSA gadget. It was later proven the deputy was innocent, but the Sheriff refused to hire him back. Another victim of CVSA flawed technology and flawed training. The deputy sued the department.
NITV on their website www.cvsa1.com devotes a section about Dektor, PSE and PSE training. They clearly did not care that their statements were lies that were extremely misleading to the public. Nitv clearly did care to fact check with Dektor to verify their “claims” The current PSE software program is called the PSE 7010, not the PSE 5128. The PSE 5128 was Dektor’s first digital software program of Voice Stress Analysis designed in 2004. It was a remarkable program that many examiners in the private and public sector still use today. It was replaced in 2011 with the PSE 7010 program which can be used in any Windows PC (laptop or desktop) XP, 7, Vista, 8, or10. PSE 7010 can also be used in Android and IOS (Apple) systems. Those various PSE systems, including PSE analog systems, are still vastly superior to NITV’s old, outdated analog cvsa that they sold for about 8 years, but passed it off as a computer and their current unreliable PC version. After talking to various cvsa examiners through the years, it appears the current CVSA program that is installed by NITV on NITV’s laptops can only do CVSA. The examiner cannot use the computer for any other function, including connecting to the internet. Even in 2018, it seems CVSA is still a very primitive gadget. The CVSA program cannot do almost any of the functions the PSE 7010 can do for the benefit of the examiner. The NITV site says Dektor has 14 days for training. Wrong! We have a very educational 10 day course. We give ALL of the training in one course. Dektor never has any “advanced courses” that would cost the client more time and money later. Another lie from NITV claims only one police department uses the PSE. Wrong! Dektor has clients worldwide in law enforcement, government, security, mental health experts, corporations and in the private sector. Dektor does not give out clients names or use them as references (commercials) that NITV does hoping to “impress” law enforcement to buy their CVSA gadgets. Dektor respects the privacy of our clients. That is why our clients refer other clients to us. NITV claims its CVSA is more advanced than the PSE 7010 because CVSA has a “automatic scoring system”. Wrong! It has been well known for 25 years that the CVSA seller/promotor’s technology, training, test formats and chart analysis techniques are seriously flawed to the point CVSA and training only has a accuracy of about a coin toss. So, it seems clear the owner/seller’s so-called automatic scoring “function” is never going to be reliable and dependable for complete accuracy. Humble calls himself the “Father of Voice Stress Analysis”. It has been clear for the past 25 years of nitv that he has NOT been a very good father. The PSE’s complete reliability, effectiveness and validity is what made the PSE famous worldwide for almost 50 years. Any software code writer can make all types of gimmicks for a program, including making patterns flash or putting “boxes” around a pattern to make it look like it is an “answer”. That gimmick is what NITV seems to have done with their so-called “automatic scoring system” to make their examiners think the computer chose an answer.
NITV claims to have a “technical evaluation” of the original PSE on their website. But, when you click the link, nothing happens. Also, on the NITV website, a DoD(Department of Defense) survey is mentioned. But, when you click the link, there is NOTHING there. More false claims by NITV.
NITV does not seem to be concerned about accuracy in their claims, including in their website. In other words, NITV lies. For example, on their website, NITV tells the story about an assistant chief of police and two detectives from Groveport Police Department (10 officers total) in Ohio who had bought a PSE and attended our training class in 2008. NITV’s “story” goes on to say those Groveport officers thought PSE and training were very poor in quality and they stopped using PSE soon after they went to Dektor’s training class. As a part of every Dektor’s training class, NITV, its seller/owner and CVSA are always discussed in depth, along with many other imitation “voice lie detectors”, polygraph and other types of methods that are claimed to be for lie detection. Shortly after leaving the Dektor course, Groveport police decided to “trade” their PSE for a CVSA. NITV says further after Groveport Police got the CVSA and went to CVSA training, Groveport police bragged in the NITV website how great the CVSA and NITV’s training were.
NOW THE FACTS! Dektor tells all of our clients to practice with the PSE and read the training manual for about three weeks BEFORE starting class at Dektor. Groveport’s chief of police, after he got the PSE and Dektor’s training manuals, did not give the PSE or our training manuals to his detectives to practice with until the officers were about to leave for training at Dektor: three weeks later! After the three detectives arrived for training, Dektor’s instructor for that course had to spend many, many extra hours training the detectives how to use the PSE software program. The police officers did not study after class. Instead of studying, every night, for 10 days while they were there for training, they went to various bars drinking all night. The next day, the officers kept falling asleep during class, they wanted many breaks to get coffee to stay awake and then demanded many more breaks to go to the bathroom because of all the coffee they were drinking. All of the officers flunked the quizzes and the final exam. They left very angry. A few months later, one of the detectives, who flunked the course, send me a note on little scraps of paper bragging that Groveport police traded their PSE to NITV for a free CVSA and got free training. The cop claimed they got them free in exchange for their testimony condemning Dektor and PSE on NITV’s website. NITV has given free CVSA’s away before to police departments near Dektor because NITV thought it would embarrass Dektor. The fact is, those police departments stopped using CVSA soon after they got them and the training because they found the CVSA gadget was very unreliable.
About 2006, NITV and its owner (humble) was sued by another seller, baker, of a “voice lie detector” . The lawsuit dragged on for several years. The result was a guilty verdict against NITV & humble. The judgement was for about $700,000. Humble appealed the case all the way up to Florida’s Supreme Court. The Court said the owner/seller still owed the money to the plaintiff. By 2018, to our knowledge, the owner/seller still has NOT paid the judgement. We learned, about two years ago, humble filed a lawsuit against baker for unfair competition. Evidence seems to prove baker never did so. As everyone is aware, anybody can sue anybody. It is clear, humble constantly sues because he has the money to waste while lawyer fees for other people is a major loss to them.
In about 2015, a so-called “study” was released by NITV. It was “written” by a person called Chapman. The study claimed CVSA was accurate. Chapman had died about a year BEFORE the “study” was released by NITV. Chapman worked for NITV for about 20 years. How reliable was that so-called “study” ? With Chapman dead, NITV/owner could rewrite the study to make it look good for him and his CVSA gadget to get sales and make much more needed money.
As part of NITV’s “recertification” to make more money, an annual conference by NITV called AEC (Advanced Examiners Conference) is held. It costs a person $600 and is a 5 day course. Why even MORE training, PLUS travel expenses paid by the TAXPAYERS, along with NITV’s “basic” course PLUS their “recertification class” per examiner, every other year, for LIFE? All of these costly and wasteful classes prove NITV’s training is very poor and incomplete for a person to give a accurate lie detector test.
NITV has their own CVSA “association” called NACVSA. NACVSA is “based” in Delaware. Upon close inspection, it is ONLY a mail drop. If you call the phone number, NITV answers. NACVSA replaces the original CVSA association from years ago because that association refused to give money back to NITV’s owner/promoter after the owner had told them in the mid 1990’s they could keep the fees for recertifying CVSA examiners. To be a member of NACVSA, a CVSA examiner MUST be recertified every other year. Why? To make people better examiners? NO! The same flawed training on flawed equipment will NEVER produce accurate lie detector examiners no matter how many times they are taught the same seriously flawed ideas and use the same seriously flawed technology. The real reason for those “recertification classes” is that they WILL make NITV/promoter MORE money. On the NACVSA site, the directors are listed. In the biographies of the directors, there are the numbers of CVSA tests that had supposedly given (in theory) by each director. It must be remembered that those people are directly connected with NITV/promoter. Most would agree those numbers of tests given cannot be trusted. The number of fake tests, using fake equipment and using fake training hardly shows someone is a qualified lie detector examiner. There is another association called IAVSA. That was created by ex-employees of NITV who started selling their own “voice lie detector”. It says they will allow examiners who use CVSA, Vipre and FVSA, but NOT PSE. When asked by various associations of imitation “voice lie detectors” to be a member, Dektor has always refused to be a member of any association that uses fake and unreliable methods of lie detection.
In 2016, NITV started a business using civilian CVSA examiners called Lie Detection Services in some states. It appears, most of those phone numbers belong to NITV. Again, making money in any way.
FACTS: Only the original Dektor® invented the PSE® and technology called Voice Stress Analysis™ for lie detection, employment screening and psychological evaluations in 1969. Nobody else! Only the original Dektor® invented the proven training techniques, test formats and chart analysis techniques for Voice Stress Analysis™. Nobody else! Dektor still trains and uses those proven techniques today.
REMEMBER: If you can’t trust the messenger, you can’t trust his messages!
NITV agreed to pay…. Civil penalty (almost $100,000)… in connection with
unauthorized exports of CVSA to countries not considered friendly to the U.S.
Dept. of Commerce, 2006
“NITV acknowledges that the CVSA is not capable of lie detection”….
Indianapolis Star, November 2004
William E. Burke, 49, of Odessa, a defense contractor at SoCom, pleaded guilty to bribery… The type of Federal contracts Burke would have overseen ranged…. To $690,000 for a field interrogation tool (CVSA) that would analyze stress in the
St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 15, 2005
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, 2007
Another study, using real crimes, that showed the accuracy of the CVSA
was only chance level and the system had serious design flaws.
“The Pentagon is also actively halting the use of the CVSA in the field”.
American Spectator, Dec. 15 2005
“Whatever the CVSA may record, it is not stress”
IACP (International Association Chiefs of Police) Arizona Republic, Oct.
“…no independent testing has demonstrated the machines integrity”
Charles Humble, owner NITV, referring to his CVSA; Arizona Republic,
“there is no one like that”
Charles Humble, owner NITV, when asked for the name of any person that did a validity study on his CVSA
ABA Magazine, 1995
“No validity from the scientific community”
FBI, KTNV-TV, 1997
“…we have found no credible evidenc(CVSA)… for determining deception”.
Department of Defense letter, 1996
“It is an honorary degree…awarded by a storefront college”
Referring to the title of “Dr” of “Dr” humble, owner of NITV.
John Wilkens, Union Tribune, 1998
“…the analyzer (CVSA) results were close to chance level..”
National Academy of Sciences, 2003, referring to the study by John
Palmatier, Certified CVSA examiner and scientist.
“NITV opted out of the study”
Security Management Magazine, 2001, referring to NITV refusing to allow
CVSA to be used in a validity study by the Air Force Research Lab
“Charles Humble, former ISSA member #399, was expelled from the Society for unethical conduct”…
International Society for Stress Analysts newsletter, 1987
“Armstrong vs Maricopa County sheriff, 2005
Another lawsuit involving CVSA and unreliable training