How simply knowing who you are dealing with can save you from scams!

by Simon Kelman

Each year, scams cause up to £10bn worth of loss to people in the UK, in addition to the financial impact, these scams can also have a severe emotional and psychological impact on victims.

Scams Awareness Month is taking place throughout this June to help highlight how to stay safe and avoid being tricked by fraudsters. Whilst most people think that they won’t be fall victim to a scam a shocking large number of us fall victim every year, with the most common scams almost always involve dealing with someone new.

HooYu is the first service to put the same level of identity verification that banks and large corporations use in the hands of everyday people. We believe the most powerful way to make sure you don’t become a victim of a scam is giving you the power to quickly and simply verify who you are dealing with is who they say they are.

From renting an AirBnB, buying a car privately, even online dating getting that reassurance can not only save you money, but potentially a lot of stress and heartache.  

HooYu is simple to use and enables you to confirm another person’s identity in real time without the need of either party to share sensitive personal information. To use HooYu or find out more visit here

To find out more about Scams awareness month visit the Citizens Advice website

Simon Kelman