Tip #1: Crawl Before You Walk
Take things very slow while chatting online. Take time to get to know the person and ask as many detailed questions as possible before committing to meet. Sometimes the person on the other end of the computer may not be who they say they are. Watch for inconsistences or strange behavior.If you see any warning signs or just have a bad feeling about the situation, don't continue to chat with the person. Better safe than sorry!