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Female Detective Vs Honey Trapping: What’s The Difference

One particular trend has drawn everyone’s attention since TikTok took the world by storm back in 2020. Conventionally attractive people are charging their viewers to message their significant other as part of the #LoyaltyTest trend on TikTok to discover whether they will cheat or not. As the hashtag gains more than 2,000 new views per minute, more and more people are asking for a third party to check if their partner is loyal. They are essentially acting in the role of a female detective without the appropriate training. Since users of TikTok are participating and taking advantage of others without being qualified while getting paid for it, this creates ethical concerns.

What is Honey Trapping?

Honey trapping is an investigation method that tries to entice a spouse or significant other into a romantic or sexual relationship in order to determine their level of faithfulness. It is defined as something that is very desirable, and attracts others. As previously mentioned, it has grown popular on TikTok as a trend, with some people charging £1,500 for the service!

What Does A Female Detective Do?

Undercover investigations go back to the early 1900’s. For women, it was Maud West who was known as the first female detective. She owned and operated her own detective agency. Setting the path for women in the field and was well renowned for her underground work. Since then, there has been an upsurge in demand for women detectives. 

It’s common for people to view a female detective in the investigation industry only as “honey-traps,” but that couldn’t be further from the reality. Female detectives have a variety of duties that are appropriate for their training and expertise, from doing surveillance on people without being suspected, to conducting background checks and tracing specific individuals. 

The majority of people who perform honey traps online, especially on TikTok, lack authentic investigative experience. This is not the case with genuine private investigators who have to undergo extensive training. 

Private investigators have ample amount of responsibilities, such as:

  • Meeting with clients
  • Researching legal information
  • Performing background checks
  • Researching personal information
  • Conducting surveillance
  • Photographing suspicious activity
  • Researching financial information
  • Interviewing people
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Investigating consumer, banking and online fraud
  • Preparing reports
  • Verifying information

Verity Henton

At Verity Henton, we have a team of both male and female private investigators in London and Essex, covering the entirety of the UK. Our services offer a full range of discrete and comprehensive investigations, including background checks, tracing people, and helping uncover a cheating partner.

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