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The only way to tell if the person is really legitimate is to hire a private investigator. Care should be taken whenever communicating online.
Online dating sites are common ways for scammers to contact individuals.
That website's safety advisory is here: http://www.match.com/help/safetytips.aspx
and here is a link to the government's advisory:
But with a common name, it is best to hire a personal investigator to conduct a background check to ensure the person is who they represent they are.
If you right click the photo you can "search google" for similar photos- you will see how easy it is to photoshop pictures on the internet so it is virtually impossible to confirm a picture without hiring a forensic company.