Yoti has partnered with a US-based online dating verification platform to definitively let singles know whether the person they are speaking to online is who they say they are.
DateID searches all of the major social media platforms, and the sex offenders register, to build a screening profile based on the publicly available information about a user. The aim is to create a safer online dating community by protecting users from romance fraud, harassment and general catfishing.
Members can now efficiently verify their identity with their Yoti account, giving other daters confidence that the person they’re meeting is real and genuine.
Robin Tombs, the CEO of Yoti, said in a statement: “It’s too easy to be tricked by somebody hiding behind a fake profile. Yoti offers a free, simple and secure way to know exactly who you’re meeting online – helping to prevent false profiles and make digital interactions safer.
“We’re delighted to be working with DateID to give daters greater peace of mind, trust and transparency about who they’re talking to. Verified digital identities are a surefire way to help combat catfishing and fake profiles, making it harder for fraudsters and safer for honest people looking for love.”
The digital identity app can be used in a variety of different circumstances, such as a confirmation of identity on adult websites, and helping individuals verify their age when buying age-restricted products either online or in person.
Its growing popularity was recognised at the beginning of August when it secured another £8 million in additional funding, taking its overall estimated valuation up to £82 million.
The Meet Group announced a partnership with Yoti a couple of weeks earlier, pledging to use the technology to limit the number of fake and underage profiles on its dating and livestreaming platforms.
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