Voices can be hard to recognise reliably on poor-quality links, and video may be unrecognisable. They’re calling from the hacked account of a friend – unusual, of course, but this is an emergency!
You probably know the deal: a friend contacts you from an overseas trip. – to advise all the friends of that friend that they, too, may be compromised.
It’s powered by Skype, which is probably an excellent thing.
You have probably already decided whether you trust Skype and its technology, so you’re not sailing entirely into the unknown on that score.
They’ve lost everything – credit cards, passport, cash, hotel key! Is the friend-in-trouble even in [Foreign Location]? Could you quickly check for an error in the Event Viewer?