Back in high school, I once found myself in the situation of the whole school knowing certain things about me that I had only told my circle of friends. To find out who had the loose lips, I crafted several significantly different, yet equally juicy stories about myself. I then fed each different lie to each different friend and waited.
Soon the inevitible happened and acquaintances were telling me, “guess what I heard about you?!” I had a pretty good idea of who the blabbermouth was by which story got back to me.
Is there a name for this or am I the only crafty person in the world to have thought of it?
(Yes, I know there are flaws in this. Example, A tells B, C, and D -all my close friends- my secret, then D blabs. However, It would be extremely likely in this case that both A and D’s secrets get out.)