How do employees cheat employers?

How do employees cheat employers

We have collected stories of employer scams that are more like an April Fool joke. However, all this is true. The staff did it.

Have you ever questioned why staff members engage in private practice, sometimes known as "PP"? When you compare employees of multinational corporations like GE, Shell, Coca-Cola, and Mobil with their counterparts in African businesses, particularly in Nigeria, you'll see that most (if not all) of the employees of multinational corporations tend to be completely committed to their work, with no time for private practice.

On the other hand, practically every employee in a typical Nigerian company looks for private practice whenever possible. The latter even think that those who don't work in private practice are stupid and more likely to lose money since they don't have various sources of income to cover their rising financial responsibilities.

How do employees cheat employers?

Several causes might lead workers to cheat. We recently examined how much pressure firms put on their workers to perform well in these elements. We discovered that workers' attention shifted to keeping themselves out of trouble when the need to improve performance levels grew.

Performance pressure enraged workers and made them consider their interests rather than motivating them to concentrate on the organization's goals. They ended up lying and exaggerating their performance as a result. They lied, in other terms.

In a perfect world, an employee would work and get compensation from their employer. However, companies typically desire more of a worker's time for the same or less money, and some will do whatever it takes to keep costs to their company to a minimum. Some even lie. The following are just a few instances of how an employer might defraud you.

May 2013:

The 23-year-old Muhammed Syahmi Lopez received a six-month sentence for fabricating time sheets to defraud StarHub of more than $18,800. On June 15, 2011, the former customer service representative was fired for being late, yet he kept claiming a paycheck from his employer, Recruit Express.

Lopez faked Ms. Ho Lei Kam, the 33-year-old manager of the Starhub station, to do this. Only on February 3, 2012, when a staff member realized he had charged StarHub for working on the public holiday of January 23, was the scam revealed.

June 2014:

A former relationship manager for a private bank received a sentence of 5 1/2 years in prison for defrauding private bank ClaridenLeu of $2.5 million between October 2009 and October 2011.

Yap Chee Yen, 36, used his clients' false signatures to make several unauthorized financial transfers from their accounts. To do this, copies of old records' signatures were printed and pasted onto fresh fund transfer instructions. Then, although he had not done so, he appeared to have verified with clients to confirm the transactions.

Yap also received the funds through his British Virgin Islands business, Threesixfive Capital, distancing himself from the payments. The funds were used on luxuries such as a nice watch and a car.

May 2015:

For seven years, a former legal secretary was found guilty of stealing $489,200 from her company, AsiaLegal.

Noriza Aziz, 44, would exaggerate the amounts by changing the numbers and wording after collecting valid signatures on checks and vouchers. She also destroyed the original payment vouchers and forged them to justify the new numbers.

How do we prevent such cases of employees from cheating their employers?

Managers of industrial firms and commercial companies are increasingly using various software apps to monitor worker productivity. Employee control may aid in preserving workplace order and streamlining corporate operations, raising the standard of job output and reducing the likelihood of fraud and data leaks.

Today's market offers a wide variety of choices for employee monitoring. CleverControl, a clever staff control system, is one of the tested applications in this field.

Utilizing a secure online account, CleverControl Employee Monitoring is a solution for remote computer tracking. The software is ideal for employee and parental monitoring. Any computer activity is recorded, and all fresh data is sent to your web dashboard.

CleverControl is a versatile solution with simple navigation and installation that offers many functions. The program's primary features include tracking working hours, keeping track of early and late arrivals at work, and activity and inactivity intervals.

Monitoring Internet resources, including individual online activities, online security, managing the usage of external hardware and storage devices, recording from distant computers' displays, collecting screenshots, recording keyboard inputs, and much more are among the handy functions available.

The capability of remote employee monitoring while an employee is away from the office, should be noted. Through a valid account, managers may keep an eye on their staff members' internet activity from wherever in the globe.

One of the complete pieces of software in our assessment is CleverControl. It provides tools for almost every component of the ecosystem for employee monitoring. In addition to all the features described below, CleverControl shows a running tab of all the activities a user has made on their device. This page summarises all user activity. The following tools make it simple to dive down into particular if the overview is too broad for you:

  1. Live view:

    You may view a snapshot of the user's monitor that updates every few seconds in almost real-time. While writing this review, we had CleverControl watch our computer, and there was barely any latency between when we wrote the text and when it was displayed on the live viewing interface of CleverControl. As we moved from window to window, it operated largely similarly.

  2. User statistics:

    You may view a snapshot of the user's monitor that updates every few seconds in almost real-time. While writing this review, we had CleverControl watch our computer, and there was barely any latency between when we wrote the text and when it was displayed on the live viewing interface of CleverControl. As we moved from window to window, it operated largely similarly.

  3. Screenshots:

    CleverControl automatically takes screenshots when a user switches between tasks at regular intervals. This enables administrators to look through user behavior at any moment, even if they aren't actively keeping an eye on a particular user. You may save and save these screenshots for future reference and permanent preservation.

  4. Keyboard activities:

    CleverControl maintains track of the program a user uses while recording every keystroke they make. For instance, if a user is typing in a Microsoft Word document, CleverControl will not only display a detailed record of every keystroke made and the fact that they were made in Microsoft Word, but it will also record the file name of the document being typed.

  5. User activity:

    This displays each user session's start and end times and idle periods. This feature is crucial for letting administrators know who is working diligently and who is hard working.

  6. Live webcam:

    A user's webcam may be turned on so you can see what they're doing and where they are in real-time. This could be a strategy to catch a user in the act if you have reason to believe they are flagrantly breaking corporate policies. They will be aware that their camera has been remotely enabled, and the live webcam may also cause their computer to run more slowly.

  7. Websites:

    This feature only keeps track of a user's visits to particular websites. It creates a running record of the websites the user has visited, making it simple for administrators to look for restricted content.

  8. Social media:

    This program keeps track of a user's online behavior while working. It encompasses both significant and less significant platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Myspace, and Google Plus.

  9. Program activity:

    The software shows a timestamp for each program the user started during their session and a list of all launched applications. Applications and programs that are operating in the background fall under this category.

  10. External storage activity:

    This tool helps you secure your company's sensitive data while keeping an eye out for the entrance of any malware or other infections that may have been introduced. It identifies any data uploaded or downloaded to a removable device.

CleverControl Customer Support

CleverControl's customer service staff mostly use a ticket system, like most other employee monitoring software systems in our assessment. You receive a special number from the support ticket system that you may use to follow the development of your help request and any feedback from the technical support staff.

In addition to the ticket system, CleverControl keeps a record of every request you've ever made and how it was handled in the past. Additionally, the business has a FAQs section on its website to assist you in resolving more typical issues on your own.


Long story short, whether the Control is needed at work is up to each manager to decide. However, practice shows that without monitoring employees, you may not know about the harm caused by the personnel of your own company. Hundreds of businesses worldwide rely on CleverControl, and this figure is increasing.

Utilizing the application lets you boost employee productivity and spot inefficient work practices while keeping track of employee time and attendance. Additionally, you may save money on underutilized software, stop internal fraud, and generally enhance working circumstances.

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