If you are like many people who has doubts over if the person that you are following on Google+ is the real person or not, Google is helping out with Google+ Verification Badges.
Similar to Facebook, the person will get a tick on the profile page. Once you hover your mouse over it, you can see “verified name” on it.
Not sure how Google verified it or the criteria to get verified. Any way, it is good to know that such system exist.