What Is Location Tampering or Mock Locations?

Category: Jobsite | By Michelle Kruse | 2 minute read | Updated May 24, 2022
What Is Location Tampering or Mock Locations?

Have you ever wondered what your employees are really doing? Do you have to be away from the office or job site often and aren’t sure if your employees made it in?

More than likely, everything is fine and everyone is accounted for. But there’s a chance that one, or some of them, are missing but still clocked in. 

What Are Mock Locations?

With a surge in location-based apps and software, it was only a matter of time before fake location apps appeared. If you’re using an Android device then there are settings inside that can be manipulated. They can make it seem that you’re in Venice, Italy when you’re really in Orlando, Florida.

This location tampering might be handy if you want to fool your followers on Instagram or watch international shows. But it’s not as funny when your employees manipulate their time tracking apps. 

Can Location Tampering Be Detected?

The good news is, you can throw fears of mock locations away with ClockShark. Our mobile app has location tampering software detection in mind. If your employees ever have a suspicious clock in or out you’ll be notified right away. In addition to that notification, you can view the alert about the location on the timesheet.

Mock locations aren’t a problem anymore for ClockShark customers!

What Are the Benefits of Mock Location Detecting?

Having this extra security measure in place can provide some peace of mind. You can ensure that payroll goes smoothly when it becomes easier to confirm that your employees are working.

By receiving alerts for mock location usage you can adjust timecards and make sure your employees are working when they say they are. This will save you a lot of time and hassle when you can’t figure out why work isn’t getting done. Now you can use that extra time to take a vacation, even if it is a fake one. 

Have you ever used a mock location before? Tell us about it in the comments! 

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