Hi, I am currently in the process for TS-SCI (submitted SF86 in June 2018). About six months ago one of my references was contacted by the BI. I used to work with that reference at a bank. The BI was apparently particularly agressive with this reference. He called his dad, showed up at his job in a van with another BI. Anyways, after the BI interviewed him, my reference called me and told me that the BI told him that another reference of mine (did not reveal name) who also worked with us at the bank said I was a bad employee who would always show up late to work. This is not true, and my reference told the BI that I was a good employee.
Anyways, my question is was the BI simply employing a mind game to get a more accurate answer? Did he make potentially make up the bad reference to see if my reference would confirm? Or is that unheard of? Thanks.