Category Archives: Betrayal in business

The weak link of the company: unfaithful employees

dipendinfedeliIt’s one of the greatest dangers in companies both big and small. Loyal, disciplined and educated employees, but that in front of a good sum of money or a prestigious position can sell information and confidential data.

According to a recent research, behind the office desk, 3 of 5 they shop online or go to the website of their bank, while half “attended” social networks. A risky behavior, so businesses become vulnerable for what concerns the safety online. The “perpetrators” would be the most loyal employees, liabilities and “cynical bored”, the real weak link in the chain of IT security.

640 of 1000 interviewees are convinced that it’s the company to have “vaccinated” them as bugs and by other web hazards. One in three even thinks that security is equivalent to less innovation. The result? Many surfers without protection, and a company boat at risk.
But it would be enough to implement control systems for computers that invisibly protect companies from undercover criminals . Because they are often the same companies to protect employees from any risk, but not the opposite.

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He discovers the betrayal online of his wife. She beats him 

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As we have asserted many times, the betrayals more and more takes place online. One example is a recent episode.

A man, suspicious by the behavior of his wife, who got up at night and spent hours at the computer, has placed a tiny camera and has discovered her while she was taking pictures hard that “shared” on Facebook with her virtual lover much younger than her.

Of course, once watched the images and established the misdeed, all hell broke loose. The man has addressed his wife, but she, instead of providing justifications for his behavior, went against the husband, guilty of having spied on, and she slapped him. The screams of the couple have called some family members of the woman who live next door, and who ran in her defense sparking a brawl.

The poor husband went to the emergency room, where he was diagnosed with bruises heal within a few days. Then he went to the headquarters of the postal police and reported the injuries to his wife and gave the police the evidence of online betrayal.

On his side he had the images wisely taken from the micro camera that made irrefutable his words. Very often the evidences are the only way out and to pick them up  there is only one way: to rely on professional products that discreetly provide us with the key to our future.

Grandmother gives drugs to put to sleep the nephew

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Here is the email that a woman sent to our company regarding suspects about the behaviors of the mother-in-law who took care of her son while she and her husband were at work.

“I have a child of two years. Since a few months ago the paternal grandmother was with him while I and my husband are out. On holidays I take care of the child personally and I noticed an attitude that makes me very worried. In an afternoon, after lunch, I tried to put to sleep him, but he continued to get up and not sleep more then a minute.
I kept him with me in the living room; the child, realizing that on a piece of furniture had been placed the packaging of a drug, continually tried to take it, and he links this gesture with the name of the grandmother. My son didn’t show any kind of discomfort that would justify a lack of sleep.

So it’s rise the suspicion that the grandmother would use the drug to help the child to sleep. In fact, with the grandmother, my son slept two- three hours in the afternoon. At first, we attributed this increased need of sleep during the week, to the fact that he attended a nursery in the morning, so he can be more tired.
But this insistence makes me and my husband very worried. In addition, the child often wakes up from sleep crying desperate and very scared”.

We have answered to the lady advising her to put, in an object used by the child, a micro audio and video recorder so she can verify the situation.
The mom bought an Endoacustica Europe’s device and put it in a small teddy bear that the child always brings with him. Soon she endorsed her thesis: the grandma used the medicine to help the baby sleep. Obviously she has addressed the issue and she was able to show pictures to her incredulous husband. If she had not been used a micro surveillance system, the child, over time, could suffer irreparable damages.

Video surveillance helps companies

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In the companies, each year, are discovered about 6 million thieves, without mention the cases who are without guilties. In times of crisis, as in recent years, also increased thefts. From some researches carried out in England, 78% of the losses of stock (or inventory shortages) comes from dishonesty employees.
The most sought-after goods are obviously the ones more expensive, but also those in common use that can be more easily sold.
The safety systems, in the retail field, are increased of 65% over the last 12 months.
It’s fully integrated systems, which in addition to the cameras, are equipped with 24-24h monitoring also through smatphone, tablets and PCs, access control through biometric locks, access control systems with burglar alarms and tag details.

Video surveillance is, therefore, necessary not only against external theft, but also against theft by unfaithful employees. As we have seen other times, there isn’t a “modus operandi” that uniquely distinguishes the thieves, so you can monitor a company internally only with a good integrated control system.
There are those who merely use business tools for personal purposes, but also those who steal, who makes real sabotage or vandalism, who sell data, informations and trade secrets to competitors or aiding and abetting acts of unfair competition.
In this regard, it’s also essential a physical analysis of the “context”, ie, the organization of spaces until set policies and control procedures that govern the life of the company and its employees. This can be done with the help of specialized companies in the field.

To these prevention and deterrence systems, it also adds the usefulness of the surveillance studies about customers and purchases. In fact, the same recognition technologies allow you to track real identikit of customers and categorize them by type. So, video surveillance, isn’t only an effective method to protect themselves from theft and damages, but it’s also an excellent tool for evaluating and screening the market.

The company must have always very clear ideas about how it wants to manage its own security, and the technology must serve its needs of protection. So the company has to rely on professionals in the security and surveillance field, avoiding waste of time and money with mediocre systems that not only are inefficient, but also make real damages to the company. In conclusion, the safety is a choice and at the same time a liability at the base of corporate policies .

Theft in the company: the video cameras unmask the unexpected

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To give the alarm that there was a leak in the warehouse was the accountant. “What do you think you’re doing? There is a gap in sales”, he reprimanded the customer. The entrepreneur, a 43-year old with a prosperous trade activities in the food industry, was incredulous. No doubt, at that point, for the reason of the inconsistencies in the accounting books: someone was stealing in the warehouses.

An unfaithful employee? How to find out him? After days of anxieties and worries and sleepless nights, the entrepreneur has searched on the internet. He found an Italian company leader in the security and surveillance field and he called to this.
After a careful evaluation, he has placed four micro cameras at strategic points in the company and waited. So he discovered that the robbers were two unexpected in the company: a shipper and an employee. Licensed, have not been reported for theft but they were asked, through the Civil Court to return the amount of the stolen goods, about 60,000 euros.

But let’s see how they acted. The shipper was a man of thirty-seven, he loaded the truck and carried the goods to the destination. He cheated the company by changing the shipments. On the electronic register he marked, for example, ten bottles departing, in fact he took twenty bottles. The recorded ten bottles were sold regularly to the recipient, the ten in excess sold at undervalue. So the company suffered a double loss: the goods disappeared and decreased turnover as some customers were buying stolen goods more than regular, saving money and filling the pockets of the shipper.

The trick would go on for at least six months during which the employee would have cashed about 25 thousand euro. But his theft activities against the company was not limited to this, because in addition to the stolen merchandise for sale, there were the goods subtracted for his own consumption: the employee was shopping for himself and his family, for free, in the corporate warehouse.
The evidence gathered were placed in the recordings of the cameras in the company. The electronic eye would also picked up the illegal shopping of another unsuspecting employee, a reliable 43-year old who, according to the charges, she had stolen merchandise for years.

The two employees, after they were discovered, they have behaved differently. He, after admitting all, returned the 25 thousand euro established by the decree of the civil court. But she, that according to the court must give the company 35 thousand euro, would have tried (in vain) to make opposition.

Corporate security rules

 

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According to a survey conducted by ACFE – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – every year companies lose over 5% of their profits due to theft and other crimes realized by employees. The potential damage was estimated at global level, in three billion dollars. Frauds by employees affect all companies, small, medium and large.

They have causes, methods and impact very different, but have a common denominator: on the one hand, the lack of knowledge of the risks and internal vulnerabilities and, at the other hand, the inability to prevent and manage employees infidelity. It’s a complex problem and an ever-changing phenomenon. The studies, carried out are still limited, but the scenario that they show is quite clear: companies bear the economic risks, direct or indirect, caused by their employees, at all levels of the hierarchy. But, are often the same companies to provide opportunities for the realization of abuses and violations.

On average, companies employ about 18 months to intercept fraud and more long is  the time of detection, greater is the damage and the impact on the business environment. Currently, the most popular way to become aware of the existence of domestic abuse is the “whisper”. Another employee acts as a “spy” about an unlawful. In 30% of cases, the managers can be peaceful carrying out constant monitoring activities through appropriate tools. In fact, almost always, the cause of these events is to be found in the total absence of anti-fraud policies and, when these are present, they’re inadequate. Only those who rely on professional in security and surveillance field are able to actually prevent fraud of any kind.

Regardless of the numbers, what it’s important emphasized is the resignation that companies seem to have against the risk of fraud; in other words, companies try to hide their inability to limit employee dishonesty behind a kind of tacit tolerance. This threshold moves ever forward, year after year, and beyond this threshold there isn’t almost never an efficiently and effectively plan against fraud. Building and, above all, implement an anti fraud strategy within the company, isn’t difficult and, however, one cannot do without.

“In this way I saved my company after corporate infidelity”

Business problems and supportAn Endoacustica Europe‘s customer, leader company in security and surveillance field, sent an email in which he exposed his problem of corporate infidelity and explained how he arrived at a solution.
“I’m the administrator of a big company operating in the production of electronic components, and about 9 months ago I was the victim of a case of infidelity company.

I contacted Endoacustica Europe because many of my customers had suspended the request of supply for some time, without give convincing reasons and responding in evasive manner to any requests of explainations. With the same I had an exclusive supply contract for components, so I began to suspect that there was a hypothetical company, in the same field, which had made contact with the customers of my company. To be honest, I didn’t suspect of my employees.

I then decided to see what was happening through micro cameras recommended by the Endoacustica Europe’s team in order to unmask the presumed crime and document the investigation with tangible evidence. The hidden cameras have fulfilled my expectations.
I placed the tools in different places, working and recreational, and I monitored the incoming and outgoing phone calls. Then, I waited. Through some internal telephone calls, I understood that two employees of my company had started their own business.

I’ve narrowed the inquiry field and I easily picked up numerous evidence about the customers who have strayed from my company. They have been (incorrectly) stolen from the rival company by the two disloyal employees.
With the evidence gathered I was able to start criminal proceedings against my former employees, and I’m going to have a substantial financial compensation. Thank you very much for your help, I’d be on the brink of bankruptcy if I hadn’t acted in time and with the right tools!”.

Stories of this type are more and more frequent especially in this time of economic crisis in which it’s difficult to attract customers. Act in time with professional tools is often the key to recovery a company. Endoacustica Europe offers a wide range of technologic products at competitive prices that allow video surveillance in a discreet manner of environments and people.

Russian babysitter beats nine-month-old baby

babysitterorcoShocking images captured by a hidden camera of savage beatings against a little child by a Russian babysitter. This video that shows unequivocally the mistreatment of the nanny is much debated. According to the same 55-year old, to rise her rage were the incessant screams of the child that prevented her from enjoying her favorite show on TV.

The video was made in Krasnoyarsk, a town in central Siberian Russia. The family had grown suspicious after repeatedly returning home to find the child crying. So the parents decided to monitor the attitude of the woman during work hours through a miniature camera installed in the house.

In the footage the nanny can be seen roughly handling the child before slapping it around the head. She then kicks the child in the back before putting a blanket over the top of the child in an attempt to keep it quiet. To shock is above all the inhuman brutality with which she rails against the baby.

When the police captued her, the 55-year-old woman said that the parents spoiled the kid too much and that  he was constantly crying and asking to be held in arms. Therefore, her attitude would be part of a kind of “educational therapy”, a form of protection very little human.

Unfortunately, this kind of events have taken place recently in different parts of Europe and the United States. The need to put the children in the care of someone during the hours of work, often leads to hire as babysitter unknown people who comes to the door showing ad hoc curriculum and extolling decades of experience in the field.

Now, starting from the many shocking news, parents in addition to pay all the attention in the choice of the nanny, using more and more surveillance tools, such as the micro camera used by Russian parents.

The ideal device is, in most cases, the DVR All in One, a micro audio and video recorder that can be installed almost anywhere, even in electrical sockets or toys. In this way you will not raise any suspicion, and you can take action to ensure the children safety.