Guest post: 6 golden rules of a scammer

Scams are now a part of daily life. Yet many people still believe scams only happen to gullible people and that the victim somehow deserved it. Martina Dove, Psychology Researcher specialising in the psychology of fraud and scams, shares her insight with HooYu and explains how scams can happen to anyone.


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7 top tips on how to transfer money safely online

It has never been easier for consumers to transfer money online thanks to the rise in digital technology and advancement in money transfer services. However, many fraudsters abuse these services and attempt to steal your money.

To guide you in the right direction when it comes to transferring money online, take a look at our top tips on how to transfer money safely in today’s digital age.

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Top tips on how you can avoid being scammed

Anyone can become the target of a scam. From cybercrime and unexpected winnings to dating scams and fake charities, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just the naïve or gullible who are targeted. But it’s not all doom and gloom. We explore some of the common scams out there and explain how you can avoid falling victim to them.

How to avoid being scammed

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Selling a car with HooYu

One of the biggest choices you face when buying a new car is working out whether to sell your old car privately, part exchange it with the dealer or use a car buying service. The latter two options almost always involve getting reduced sales value, whilst getting you more money opens you up to a world of “time wasters” and “conmen”.

We recently helped one of our users, Simon, who sold his car privately online to make sure he knew who he was dealing with.

Selling a car

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Press Release: Majority of people are unable to spot fake passports new research reveals

22 February 2017, London, UK – Leading identity confirmation service, HooYu, today released the results of new research examining how well the general public are able to identify fake passports.

The research shows how the public is at risk. In a new study conducted by Atomik research, a sample of 1,013 people were asked to identify if a passport was a real document or a fake. The results showed that 68% of the time people are unable to correctly identify a fake passport.

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HooYu’s top tips for making sure you’re dating online safely

As Valentine’s Day comes around more singletons are signing up to online dating websites. Whilst this can be a great way to find true love you also need to be on the lookout for fraudsters trying to win your affection and asking for money. Whatever the reason, be it them arranging to visit you, or help out with a family emergency never give money to someone you have only ever spoken to online, and if in doubt check who they are with a HooYu.

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