Someone recently asked a legitimate question about transferring money to a friend stranded abroad.
This rightfully caused the alarm bell to ring in everyone's head: RUN, this is a scam! Because it usually is. A standard way is to hack an account on a popular social media network, then send out messages to all their friends claiming they are stuck somewhere and need money as soon as possible, preferably transferred through some untraceable option.
Normally such a question would be tagged with scam.
However, it turns out that claims to have done a lot of things to validate that their friend is really who they are - this is possibly not a scam.
My question is: Would it still be useful to tag the question with scam?
I'm not really going to argue for or against, but it's an idea possibly worth thinking about. It could be useful to see how to handle possibly-legitimiate-but-not-quite-sure situations. There's also still a chance this is a scam, judging from some unanswered questions.