Wells Fargo reportedly terminated more than a dozen employees for allegedly imitating keyboard action on their computers. These employees allegedly employed gadgets known as “mouse jigglers” or “keyboard simulators” to give the appearance of busy labor.

The bank identified the fraudulent activities through an internal investigation. Wells Fargo stated, “Wells Fargo holds employees to the highest standards and does not tolerate unethical behavior.”

This incident emphasizes the need for employee monitoring and ensuring that remote workers are actually executing their tasks. Fake keyboard action is a major violation of trust and can result in termination.

While it is unclear how Wells Fargo uncovered the fraudulent conduct, the event raises concerns about the efficacy of remote work monitoring.