Check to see if the person you're interested in is on other social networking sites like Facebook, do a web search to see if there are other records of the person online, and if possible use google image search to check the profile photos.
Money Requests Are Your Red Light - Why would someone need to borrow money off somebody they have never met, or only just met?
You don’t need to give out your life-story the first time you chat – and you shouldn’t.
There will be plenty of time to share such details if your relationship develops.
They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.
Connecting With New People Online Get to know people, take your time and trust your instincts.
Act with caution and learn more about someone before contacting him or her outside of the dating site.
Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
- Remember that overtly sexual, provocative or controversial usernames could attract the wrong kind of attention. Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information.