Ever been afraid that the person you’re talking to online might be a criminal or worse? Until now, it has be next to impossible to know. One of the great things about the internet is also one of the most dangerous – it is practically completely anonymous. Even if someone posts a seemingly believable back story and a clean-cut looking photograph of themselves (or some random person they claim to be them), you still can’t know with certainty who exactly you’re dealing with. Well, if this is important to you, might just be the online dating site for you. In addition to being a popular dating site, they run extensive background checks on each of their members to check for felony convictions.

In fact, if you are married or a convicted criminal and misrepresent yourself when joining True, you could be subject to as much as a quarter million dollars in fines, and up to five years in prison. If you were a criminal, wouldn’t you go some place else instead? I know I sure would!

So what does True do with these people that do manage to sign up and want to scam the system? They allegedly prosecute these members. Their accounts are canceled, and they are submitted to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, which is run by the FBI. Or that’s what they say at least. (One has to wonder if anyone’s been seriously busted?) does offer plenty of goodies to members. It’s among the most popular dating sites for online chat and chat rooms, and of course you can email, search geographically or by keyword and browse their vast database of profiles.

Subscriptions to are on the pricey side that’s for sure, ranging from $21.67 per month to $49.99 per month, depending on how many months you buy at once. The cheaper number is for a six month block of time, and the larger is if you purchase by the month. Like most sites, you can save a lot of money by buying blocks of time at once.

One perk is that they offer a one week (7 days) free trial (term length can vary), so you can get a feel for the site before buying into a full subscription. You will probably find something you like, because their 10 million member database completely blows other sites out of the water, although there’s little to tell you just how many of those members are active. That said, though, if you can’t find someone out of 10 million potential candidates, there’s probably something wrong that a dating site won’t be able to fix.

Overall, if protection from fraudsters, criminals, and adulterers is important to you then give the free trial a ride.