Naked random video chat
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? They need 00 wired via cash transfer as soon as possible so they can afford to get to their feet. Check via an alternative channel if your friend really is in trouble. It’s powered by Skype, which is probably an excellent thing.
The technology surrounding video chat has changed in amazing ways, but the act of starting that conversation and having that conversation remains mostly the same.
For years we've been sold on the idea that smartphones with great front-facing cameras would enable the ability to simply pick up your phone and call someone through video, but rarely does that experience go smoothly even between two people who are familiar with how the tech works.
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.
In the meantime, don’t let your guard down just because you’re video calling directly from Facebook, where you’re used to having fun. And watch out for calls from hijacked accounts, or from borderline “friends”, just as you ought to do via any other messaging service, including email.