It is easy for someone to pretend to be someone else online. All they have to do is enter false details and create a fake account. Yoti confirms the identity of the people who use it. So, you can check exactly who you’re talking to, both online or in person, reducing the risk of fraud.
Some situations where you may want to check someone's identity include: when buying something through a classified website, when using an online dating platform, or when using a sharing economy platform (such as flat and house sharing, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and so on).