This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch


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This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at Follow TED news on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel:

Comments to the video: This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch

Peyto xD 1 hour ago
LOL
Hugo Hamster 7 hours ago
fake and gay
ericamiller 10 hours ago
This was so funny.
lll SpRaYz 55 lll 11 hours ago
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andra15free 13 hours ago
When did TED become a comedy show?
AvDexter Gaming 15 hours ago
•~•
ZOONO 18 hours ago
For what should be a funny story, he's an alarmingly un-funny man.
Brian Moon 20 hours ago
What is the point of this TED video anyways
Kinky_Kenzie 22 hours ago
This made me laugh entirely to muchXD
LonelyGirl 101 1 day ago
Hilarious
Joseph Christensen 1 day ago
this guy is the best
A utensil named fork 1 day ago
Finally something good in my recommended
Lin Chen 1 day ago
My cream egg is empty
Roger Tycholiz 1 day ago
A guy from Nigeria asked me to send him $10,000USD and he promised to send me millions. LOL
Dat Boi 1 day ago
This guy is hilarious!
Terry B 1 day ago
We need more TED talks like this one.
BilalX Productions 1 day ago
lol
Eeriel Constantine 1 day ago
This was omg the best
Major Ramsey 1 day ago
How did this get any dislikes at all?
Ilerre 1 day ago
He’s the Troll King.
admiralpicard2010 1 day ago
This is just copying Joe Lycett
Ashley_ 1 day ago
*SOLOMON!*
Gabriel Caro 1 day ago
This guy is a make-shift doctor who! Lol!! XD
0MindSwept0 1 day ago
I would pay this guy to reply to my spam emails, I wonder if that’s possible.
ThirdFocus 1 day ago
18 million of views yet this person could be making all of this up.
S P 1 day ago
So THIS is what came of Paul Pfeiffer!
Zeo1229 1 day ago
The scammer just got played
Hiral Patel 1 day ago
Fake and made-up story.
poo bum 1 day ago
What the F - was that all about !!!
Dawn Hancock 2 days ago
Awesome LOL. I play with them all the time, I especially love the phone spammers, they are entertaining, and yes, I have a dull life LOL
Nietzschean Ideal 2 days ago
Haha. This is brilliant. Thanks for the laughs.
purplefish67 2 days ago
HIIIII FREYAAAAA
famous guy 2 days ago
purplefish67 lol
Rayzor Ray 2 days ago
.. Continued.. But I was shocked to find out that my bank account had swelled by £1040 over a months period. I then became terrorised by the thought of going to prison. I then spent my days on the computer trying to trace those that had given me money. I returned the money to all those that “said”, yes they had sent me money. Trouble is that I ended up paying out £1675. Hmmm so if you do the maths yourself you will see therein the TWO SIDES of human nature lol
Rayzor Ray 2 days ago
Of course this is laughable but once you’ve stopped laughing take note of this.. Years ago I was in an accident that caused me to be bedridden for over a year. Yes I was bored. This lead to me sending out around 1000 unsolicited emails. The “Ploy”, was to appear like a scared kid who had accidently sent the money for my mums xmass present to “thier”, bank account. This would mean that Mums present wouldn’t be delivered on time unless “You put the money I mistakenly gave you back into my account”.. I then gave my real bank account details. I was honestly just waiting to read the “flood” of replies and the obvious “colourful “ language that the email would contain. I saw this as a bit of entertainment after spending 7months inbed
Christopher Hadin 2 days ago
Everybody's so clever nowadays.
kriya bing 2 days ago
Nice sir
Brash Cracker 2 days ago
He has the same fashion sense as Ellen. Hey. IS that Ellen? 👟
Hisham Labban 3 days ago
this guy is hilariously funny ( if i can think so) but he is not on TV.
David st. clair 3 days ago
lol
Matheus Martino 3 days ago
Who is the woman at 0:57?
Core Gem 3 days ago
NSA, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, and the US government: Y O U ‘ R E H I R E D
SKA 3 days ago
TED talk become comedy?
Puny Pixel Privateer 3 days ago
He'd be a fun Doctor.
nesiclor 3 days ago
this guy is a go(l)d
Quilla Kocha 3 days ago
0:57 is that Luna Lovegood
Neo2266 3 days ago
*Solomon If we’re gonna do this lets go big*
Zach Van Harris JR 3 days ago
Green Eggs and Spam
My Morning Star 3 days ago
He's so strangely handsome.
Brian D 3 days ago
My mom got spammed by someone called Ruth from India xD
Rhonda Kelley 3 days ago
OhLord help me. I laughed so hard, I am 😭 crying at 7am.
It's Sanya 3 days ago
0:58 Luna Lovegood !!!
Doggo exe 3 days ago
The Business is on and I am trying to raise the balance for the Gummy Bear so that he can submit all the needed Fizzy Cola Bottle Jelly Beans to the Cream Egg for the Peanut M&Ms process to start. Can you assist with some funds? Send to my name £ 1,500.00 via A Giant Gummy Lizard Kitkat
Doggo exe 3 days ago
Aww it was already translated in the comments AND the video.
Aakash Sonawane 3 days ago
are u a story teller. melodrama
Felix Kjellberg 3 days ago
I love this video so much I always watch it when I need a laugh from quality humor
Felix Kjellberg 3 days ago
*humour
Old Age Teddyboy 3 days ago
I dont normally watch videos like this,im glad i did,but im still not going to reply to spam mail..
max ride 3 days ago
I am going to forever use the words bonsior, my golden nugget, bonsoir whenever I need to say goodbye
adam streetman 3 days ago
GO THROUGH PUBERTY
Tim Zarlenga 4 days ago
I hope I’m not the only person here who saw the Takumi Comedy version of this video first.
Rocas Red 4 days ago
As a french people,the British accent is charming.
Arachnis 59 4 days ago
But still, be careful. He was lucky to get a spam e-mail that didn’t auto-upload a virus.
Casey H 4 days ago
Hmm I believe Joe licett pretty much stole your bit man!
Phil Fluffy Gaz 4 days ago
*COMEDY*
Dariun Gylos 4 days ago
i thoåght y where blek
Try and find me Xd 4 days ago
He didn't say he would buy better spam protection
adamtzsch 4 days ago
Funny how Solomon could spell Creme Egg and James couldn’t.
Anonymous User 4 days ago
*didn't happen
Tanya Artiaga 4 days ago
Im so glad I stumbled onto this video and to think I was about to click off good thing I stayed to watch 😂😂😂. 👍👍👍
Tanya Artiaga 4 days ago
My golden nugget 😂😂😂 dead 😂😂💀😂😂.
TwentyOne Emmas 5 days ago
Pure
Glaze Rain 5 days ago
*Solomon your email intrigues me.*
lolblitz gaming 5 days ago
Holy crap I saw this dude on a wix ad
ireallylikemountaindew 5 days ago
lewis fucking brindley
cake msp 5 days ago
he reminds me of harry potter
inferno081176 5 days ago
I thought this was about a serious thing
SunRise Hill 5 days ago
I wonder if Solomon saw this video.
SunRise Hill 5 days ago
This is what you get when two spammers spam each other.
Karen Apigo 5 days ago
Before you reply a spam email get yourself a spam
Gary L Smith 5 days ago
I enjoyed this video very much! I subscribed of course.
Jer Smith 5 days ago
I call bullshit they wouldn't waste time after the fake number, cool story though.
Meme Boy255 6 days ago
He looks like Ron Weasley 30 years after Sorcerer's Stone Ron Weasley before and after
thanh vinh pham 6 days ago
*AWESOME*
Anthony Brown 6 days ago
This is amazing.
AZ Gonz 6 days ago
I have a business prop: the more drgdealers u can apprehend that live and work in your state capita, the more crypticredits allotted; ni questions asked. I will start in New Yorj and DC.
Gitte Schultz 6 days ago
After watching this for the first time, I decided to answer any scam mails that cleared my spam filter and ended up in my inbox. And a few days ago, that happened! XD I now have a scammer believing that my adress is a renovation shop, and my phone number is that of a northen Jutlandic McDonalds. :P He now wants me to send him some ID, so in best Papers Please style, I drew a drivers license in crayon! XD If he still thinks I'm serious, he's more than twice as stupid as he thinks I am. xP
Fano More 6 days ago
TED whatever happened to changing the world and making it a better place ?   Sure, a laugh helps soothe the misery and hunger.  I feel as though TED Talks has been taken over by the entertainment industry and Harvey Weinstein is at the helm. sad.
DananaBanana 6 days ago
lol
George Parsons 6 days ago
Smarmy, clever clogs wanker.
Potato Slices 6 days ago
Recommendations never fail me
Maze Dope 6 days ago
Hillaries
Firly Mahardika 6 days ago
*Yayayayayyaayayayayayayayayayya*
r Negoro 6 days ago
Did he really do that? Coz that's totally funny.
FunnyTities 6 days ago
Is ted a stand up comedy now? when did they change?
Coffee Man 6 days ago
This is mashable
Glaze Rain 6 days ago
This is gold lmaooo
Josh Dredd 7 days ago
Well played
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Vir9il 7 days ago
The background looks like a normal map texture.
nikhil nair 7 days ago
at 0:57 luna lovegood
William Hutcheson 7 days ago
Great idea - keep the spammers busy.
Sabin Poudyal 7 days ago
i really enjoyed it but i have no idea what i just watched?