The foundation of a good relationship (you know, the kind you have with people face-to-face) is trust, but believing in someone who you don't know is a recipe for disaster. 

It’s important to remember that just because you’re being truthful, it doesn’t mean everyone else is. With people’s lives completely digitalized these days, it’s easy to craft a whole new life for yourself on the Internet using other people’s pictures and your imagination, which means that running into a fake person is a common occurrence.

Knowing how easy it is to fabricate an identity, you have to assume everyone is lying and take it upon yourself to look into all of their claims. Use Google's image search and see if those pics your new e-boo sent are duplicates. Read up on the career they claim to have or the places they say they've been. Nev and Max shouldn't have to do all the work for you. After all, it is your heart that's on the line.