In the future...
you are anyone you wish to be.
If someone is in trouble and has a computer, then they have access to a telephone.
If they have a telephone, they can call you.
If they can call you, then not only will you know what the @#$%^&* is REALLY happening, but you’ll be able to identify them.
So many people are caught up in the technology; they forget that there is a real world out there. In the real world, we communicate directly to people. Lacking that verification of identity, every other form of communication must be viewed with a varying level of uncertainty and skepticism, depending on the communications mode.
It’s the future, man. It’s here and it's ready to take your identity, your money, or anything else you’re willing to give it.