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How can you tell?

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While any online dating site can be prone to scams and security breaches, here's some points to consider.
1. The person you are communicating with may be married. If someone is acting suspicious (ie contacting at unsociable hours or at predefined times) this can sometimes be a warning sign of this.
2. Many overseas users sometimes run scams against people by pretending to get to know you and once you fall for them, they start asking for money (this is a common in UK) They need travel money, they are in trouble and so on. If you are tempted to offer money, watch out.
3. Some people will e-mail you with dating spam. Unwanted e-mails should be flagged as 'suspicious' using your SafeSite options.
4. Be careful with personal information, such as your name, address, phone, everything. People can run a background check with basic information like your full name,age and address.
5. Always meet in a public place. Once you decide to meet, tell a friend where you're going and when you'll be back. Give your date's name & number to your friend. Ask your friend to text or call you later, whilst on the date. Never arrange for your date to pick you up from where you live. Meet in a public place, where there's a lot of people around. Make sure you leave before it's late (ie when there's no-one around). Arrange a friend to pick you up, or call a cab. Always, carry a phone.
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Start communicating only through e-mail. Watch carefully, for any unusual behaviour or contradictions. It is possible that the person with whom you are communicating, is not the person who they say they are (ie male/female acting out their fantasies). Trust your instincts. If something makes you feel uncomfortable, pull back for the sake of your own peace of mind and security.