Catfishing is about 2% of online activity... I don't think you have to worry about that unless you failed to make a valid connection to begin with. Always go for a 2 minute coffee meet up... there are no such things as first online dates... they don't exist. .. you must meet up for a few first before you ever schedule a date. Just my opinion.
I'd ask for a live vid cause some people have amazing Photoshop skills these day's. At least ask for them to do something ridiculous that's way they can't fool you with the pic. Take precautions you know.