When it comes to affairs of the heart, sometimes the signals get crossed. That was certainly the case in courts in the Bahamas this week, where three top executives and three roommates are being tried on charges of espionage and sabotage. The accusation is that the three women, Elizabeth, Michelle, and Christina, were sent to seduce the three top executives of SBF, an energy company based in the Bahamas, in order to gain access to critical information and ultimately sabotage the company. The three women allegedly used sex signals to communicate with each other in a code that no one else could understand. They allegedly used these signals to arrange dates with the executives and to find out from them details about the company’s finances and operations. The women even allegedly sent one another coded messages on which dates to meet and when to meet them. It appears that the sabotaging of the company was coordinated not only by the three women, but also by someone else outside of the company. According to the prosecution, the women were also intent on gaining access to sensitive company documents. It is claimed that the women attempted to gain access to the company’s computers and files, in order to copy and steal data. Once the information was stolen, the women allegedly planned to prepare a false report to be circulated and discredit the company and the executives. In court this week, the three women expressed their deep regret for the actions they had taken, alleging that they had acted out of desperation and fear for their own safety. It is unlikely that any of the parties involved in the court case will be found guilty of espionage and sabotage, yet there is certainly a lesson to be learned from the whole saga. Whether it is in the boardroom or in the bedroom, it pays to be aware and to heed any warnings that may lead to trouble. In today’s complicated and interconnected world, it is easy to forget that words can sometimes have very real consequences.