As International Fraud Awareness Week begins, it is revealed that 1-in-5 people ignore the risk of being scammed if they think they are getting a great deal!

Everybody loves a good deal; however new research has revealed that people are prepared to take unnecessary risks when searching for a bargain. In partnership with International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18, 2017) we've surveyed 1,000 people about their shopping habits and the risks they are willing to take, to get a good deal. Read on to find out what we discovered...  

Fraud awareness week and Hooyu

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In an age of data breach, is it time to go beyond traditional database checks to prove customer identity?

Nearly two months after the Equifax data breach, the true extent of data stolen by hackers is emerging. In the meantime at HooYu, we’ve been seeing more of our clients asking to use both the traditional database checks and HooYu’s identity document authentication and digital footprint analysis. In this blog we examine the weaknesses of relying solely on the tried and tested means of database checking and ask if it’s time to go beyond traditional database checks to prove customer identity.

Data breach

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#GlobalSharingWeek – How ID verification is helping the sharing economy

While the sharing economy is in its infancy, as a sector it’s one that is certainly on the rise. However, with this new type of business comes the risk of fraudulent activity - it has never been so important for the sharing economy to make sure they are carrying out the necessary checks when it comes to verification and customer identification checks. As part of #GlobalSharingWeek, we’re giving our advice and insight into how companies within the sharing economy can protect their customers by using effective ID verification technology such as HooYu.

Global Sharing Week

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