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?
Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.
If and when you do decide to share an e-mail address think about creating a separate and anonymous email address.- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.If this happens contact the dating provider immediately to not only protect yourself but other users too.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.Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.There is no reason for anyone to ask you for money or your financial information, whatever sad or sob story they give.Always keep your bank and account information private.The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.Preventing Identity Theft Your identity is precious. Viruses & Spyware A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.