“Nobody should ever have to be ashamed of being the victim of a crime” is just one piece of advice for scam victims Mary Turner Thomson had to share in our recent Facebook Live interview.
Mary, author of The Bigamist and who recently appeared in Channel 4’s documentary, My Online Nightmare, became the victim of a bigamy scam in the early 2000’s. Her book The Bigamist explains the shocking, true life story of how her ex-partner conned her out of nearly £200,000 to then find out he had multiple wives and children spanning across lots of countries.
In our Facebook Live interview with her, Mary shares snippets of her fascinating story and explains how victims of scams should not be afraid or ashamed to come forward. She discusses how this culture of “victim shaming” causes individuals to keep quiet, which shouldn’t be the case.
Here at HooYu, our aim is to protect individuals from financial loss and scams and help confirm that those you’re dealing with online, are who they say they are.
Here are just some of the ways that you can use HooYu:
1. Check the identity of someone you've met online
2. Verify the identity of someone who is renting you a holiday home
3. Confirm the identity of a person before you proceed with an important or sensitive transaction
4. Use it to check a person's identity before employing them
If you’d like to find out more about HooYu or need to check the person you are speaking with online are who they say they are, then contact us here.