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

The Dynasty Continues 14 minutes ago
I'm fucking DYINGGGGGGG!!!! HAAHHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHA
TheNoodlyAppendage 4 hours ago
I've done that before, its hilarious. Even better when you get telemarketers, because they cannot hang up as long as you are asking questions about whatever bullshit they are selling.
dorktapus42 - 4 hours ago
I made a mistake drinking water throughout this video. I almost did a spittake three times.
Chester GC 4 hours ago
Why am i watching this at 5am
Mikey McMikeFace 4 hours ago
Fake.
DaGameGamer 4 hours ago
you need some hummus solomon
Lot Dum 5 hours ago
Scammer get scammed
Yume Rini 4 hours ago
This is what happens when you respond to spam YouTube recommendations Wait this is actually pretty funny
Graham Gibson 6 hours ago
Just made my day. Gummy Bear out.
Steve Bergen 6 hours ago
Most of time they use something like Official_Bank_Of_India_13223 @ some sort of free email :D :D
J MJ 6 hours ago
kinda simìlar style of Dave Gorman 🤔
Candy Berg 7 hours ago
This man is hysterical. Very funny
KERO 9 hours ago
Yeey
Margaret Cronin 10 hours ago
Utter nonsense. Click on a fake e-mail, and see what happens. Do not listen to this idiot, nothing more than a stand-up act.
Luke Sykes 12 hours ago
This story is so fake. And not an original format either
Noah Stainbrook 12 hours ago
These people are a goldmine of hilarity.what is being done here is actually an art form! It's called scam baiting
Mr SpiN 13 hours ago
This was boring
Stetsonbryl 14 hours ago
James Veitch. A legend of legends.
Potato V 14 hours ago
*S* o*L*o*M*a*N*😍
Eclipse Animations 15 hours ago
16,00TH COMMENT LADS
Peter Fetcher 15 hours ago
Why d'you have to rip off and steal material from other artists. This is Lycett through and through. Be original. You're young, you 'should know' fair well to expand your talents towards the future, not take material from others.
Soumya Rabhi 15 hours ago
I swear I just got a scam email, and this video popped up in my recommendations, now I know I'm gonna use some of what I've just learned.
Phil Foster 16 hours ago
That was like a stand up routine, very funny and informative.
Brian Jett 17 hours ago
I feel strong anger when I listen to this.
Small Moustache Man 18 hours ago
Why does this guy sound so much like James Blunt wtf
Andrew Givens 19 hours ago
Years ago, I was beaten up and forced to smuggle cigarettes back to the UK in my hand luggage, during a school trip to France, by a fifth-year called James Veitch. Arsehole, I hope his willy fell off.
Exige000 20 hours ago
Some people are easily pleased (620,000, so it seems). The TED lectures were supposed to be about science and business but this is not even good enough and certainly not funny enough to be featured on the Free Fringe in Edinburgh. Sorry, but a BIG FAIL.
Try Hard Gaming 21 hours ago
I spam
Try Hard Gaming 21 hours ago
I spam
Try Hard Gaming 21 hours ago
I spam
Try Hard Gaming 21 hours ago
I spam
Aaro Hellen 1 day ago
This is anazing
Rick Rogers 1 day ago
Great! If I wasn't afraid of getting infected by a virus I would love to do this. In the days before cell phones and robocalls, when you picked up the phone and there was actually a person on the other end, I used to have a lot of fun with them. I would lead them on, wasting their time, until they finally caught on and hung up on me. When the calls were not computer generated, I think they put me on a black list and didn't call me again. Now I only have a cell phone and the few I get I just don't pick up if it's a number I don't recognize.
Sarim Mahmood 1 day ago
Best video ever
Shea Tiller 1 day ago
7:10 a genuinely happy, relaxed, Tucker Carlson in the upper left hand corner.
Letícia Salgado 1 day ago
Kkkkk terrível '--'
Jared Valentine 1 day ago
I love this! I think I'll join this mission! 😎👌🏻🤣
christina seo 1 day ago
do a q&a
Lava Pro 1 day ago
Absolute Legend
Ashley Louis 1 day ago
Omg. Initially I thought this video would reveal how they steal your info from your replying and hack your account and so on. I didn't expect this but it was hilarious. I had an experience where someone told me he is the next in line to be king in his village and he is wants me to be his wife. I responded but didn't play like this guy. I just went straight to it. First of all if you're a prince why are u picking a random woman on the internet.that unlike most girls I didn't grow up wishing to be a princess.and soon he'll say how he needs $$$$ to do some thing first. Did you know the guy persisted, denying that, as if he is genuine. I jus blocked him.
po ko 1 day ago
sad. second dislike here
Unmannedair 1 day ago
I've done this before. It was awesome. I gave him my 'personal phone number' which just so happens is the same as the DC fraud hotline for the FBI.
Nearly Mellow 8 hours ago
Oh my Lord! I must know more!
Jiraxion 642 1 day ago
hummus
Starplayer16 1 day ago
This man is clever for sure
Robert Okeze 1 day ago
Hilarious!!! Brilliant!!!
X-Men CollectionZ 1 day ago
*He should be the next Doctor Who.*
Brian Orr 1 day ago
Yeah, I realize now that this most likely isn't true. That code he gave the spam emailer was far too convenient. Many of the words, like legal and Western Union, had not been used in the conversation before then as James makes it seem. Funny, but not honest unfortunately :\
THE ANDROID GAMER 1 day ago
Amazing how comedians are funny and they keep being funny such a hard job to do honestly.
pigsbishop99 1 day ago
I had a Nigerian guy contact me online dating pretending to be a beautiful woman. He wanted me to send the air fare for him to come to see me. I said 'hang on I don't know enought about you' send me some more photos and make them more sexy. He did and they were very sexy, but when I looked at them closely I noticed it was a complletely different woman from the one in his profile.
Paresh 2 days ago
Hilarious!
skilletman16 2 days ago
I like that he received responses. I remember when these first came out. I responded once and never heard back.
Gladden Empire 2 days ago
How doesn't like hummus. Lmfao this guy is killing me😂😂😂
Elena M. 2 days ago
Is this real or did he just make this up?
freeFlowMedia 2 days ago
Mint
Fliss floss Bob Ross 2 days ago
Somebody give this dude some Hummus
Retarded Chicken 2 days ago
He has the same eyes as the Creator of Facebook.
Jure G 2 days ago
God the Father: Europe will be first target of Red Dragon followed by the USA Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 @ 18:00 My daughter My timing, in relation to My chastisement and The Warning, is not for your knowing. There is no need for concern about My Divine timing for this will be only according to My Holy Will. Know this, though, the Red Dragon you were told about some time ago has now risen his head coyly but with a deadly intent of devouring Christians all over the world. Patient for so long in waiting he will now swoop down and, with fire from his mouth, destroy everything that represents homage to Me, God of the Most High and My beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Europe will be his first target and then the United States of America. Communism will be introduced and woe to those who oppose the reign of the Red Dragon. My daughter I realise that the recent divine messages given to you are distracting but the truth must be revealed. It is only through the prophecies made known that faith will be restored. This is the reason why prophecies are being given to My children now so that they will recognise the truth of My teachings. All prophecies given to My prophets Daniel and John will unfold layer by layer. Details will be given to you, My daughter, to help build the remnant of My church on earth. They, My children, will need to be consoled through My messages of love and I will reassure them of this. Lean on Me, children, your beloved Father, and I will give you the graces you need to defeat the enemy. They cannot win and their power will not only be shortlived but the Red Dragon and his blind allies will be thrown into the fires of eternal damnation. Pray for their souls because you can help them through your prayers in order to save them. The Warning will matter little to satan’s followers, the red dragon and his armies. So hardened are their hearts that they will deliberately side with the evil one. Their allegiance is to the false paradise he promises them. Just as chosen souls are given the gift of apparitions or, as in your case, the gift of seeing Me and My Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, certain souls are shown visions of satan and his fallen angels. So close is their commitment to the evil one that many of satan’s followers would rather die than acknowledge Me, their Almighty Father. My promise is this, children. I will protect all of My children who have the seal of My love embedded in their souls. You will be spared the persecution so that you remain strong to pray with all your might for these wicked people. This will help dilute the terror and avert war, famine and religious persecution. Prayer to Me, your Father, must now be included in your daily prayers with this special Crusade Prayer (30) Prayer to avert war, famine and religious persecution O My Eternal Father God the creator of the Universe In the name of your precious Son I beg you to make us love you more Help us to be brave, fearless and strong in the face of adversity Accept our sacrifices, sufferings and trials as a gift Before your throne to save your children on earth Soften the hearts of unclean souls Open their eyes to the truth of your love So that they can join with all of your children In the Paradise on earth you have lovingly created for us According to your Divine Will Amen. Please do not ignore My Heavenly intervention in your lives today, children. For those of you with a deep love for me, your Father, know that I must prepare you for this important journey. I would not be doing My duty as your loving Creator and Father were I not to communicate with you during these, the end times as you know them on earth as it is now. To those who may be frighted by My Most Holy Words let me console you by telling you that this does not mean the end of the world. Because it does not. It is simply the end of Satan’s reign on earth which is to be welcomed children. The time is drawing closer for My Son to take up His rightful throne when he will come, for the Second time, to reign over the New Perfect Paradise on earth. My heart bursts with joy when I tell you children of the new earth which I have prepared for you. My children will live for 1,000 years in the Paradise I created for Adam and Eve. There will be peace, love, harmony and you will want for nothing. People will marry, have children and the flowers, rivers, seas, mountains and lakes will take your breath away. Animals will live with My children in harmony and you will be governed with love under the reign of My Son, Jesus Christ. Only then will My Holy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Your Loving Father God, the creator of all mankind God of the Most High
arctic wolf 2 days ago
I AM WINNIE MANDELA
Raja kumar 2 days ago
Is it a Ted talk or standup comedy? 😅
Lustful Rogue 2 days ago
This ted talk is a scam in itself
PFMC84 2 days ago
Why are they clapping like trained seals after every line this man speaks? Is it really that funny or are they complete morons who find someone saying umm the pinnacle of humour? Bloody Americans and their OTT reactions to every little insignificant thing.
Alex Mason 1 day ago
PFMC84 idk why this is recommended so much every year
Emeric Switch 2 days ago
This is so fucking brilliant I want to have a ted talk like this
Peter Hays 2 days ago
how can i get scammers into my inbox
Cee Jay 2 days ago
This guy is a legend.
Tammie Parrish Miller 2 days ago
I don't know how I came upon this but sure glad I did! I needed a good belly laugh this morning! This guy is great!
RANDOM PERSON 2 days ago
It's free real estate.
Liam Mellor 2 days ago
I kept watching waiting for the video to get good
Kevin Djordevic 2 days ago
He is coming. Search 11th Dimension Music on YouTube.
Conte Marzulla 2 days ago
2:57 is that Ryan Gosling?
Mini Cooper Trooper 3 days ago
I'm new to this channel I subbed and turn on the nofication bell and liked
Josephi Krakowski 3 days ago
P e r f e c t i o n
Chase Benfield 3 days ago
Rotfl
Manuela G 3 days ago
So hillarious, they won't give in. they just continue: Executive Director <executivedirector21@yahoo.com> 16. Aug. um 01:26 $4.5 million is your compensation Fund 13/8/ 2018, Now Email Mr.John Smith, to claim your $4.5 million donation, the Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, a position he was appointed to January 2, 2014, from his former role as the Executive Director of South Directorate at Fidelity Bank. Office email,fidelitybank215@gmail.com Note: This message is for the named person's use only. It may contain confidential, proprietary or legally privileged information. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you receive this message in error, please immediately delete it and all copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies of it and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient. This organization and any of its subsidiaries each reserve the right to monitor all e-mail communications through its networks. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the message states otherwise and the sender is authorized to state them to be the views of any such entity.
Natalie1729 3 days ago
Look at all those happy nerds!! 😂 I love it.
andrew jurgens 3 days ago
Hsi Lung 3 days ago
好欢乐
El Astronaute 3 days ago
The beginning was the funniest.
El Astronaute 3 days ago
lolll so funny. I've done stuff like this myself.
広島Kampusra 3 days ago
hahaha so funny
Toxicpines AJPW 3 days ago
This is what I do
Twenty Øne Six Year Ølds 3 days ago
Ok YouTube are you happy that I watched it!?
Alex Mason 1 day ago
Twenty Øne Six Year Ølds see you again next year!
Brun In Fire 3 days ago
solomon if we’re going to do it let’s go big
ShadowSuperGaming: Classics To New & Fantastic! 3 days ago
How am I just finding this guy!? He is amazing!!!
Roy Staggers 3 days ago
Too Much Helium
zvolencan1 3 days ago
Why was he in Geneva for the talk? Aren´t there talks in London?
Nikki A 3 days ago
Omg dying 😂😂😂😂
Michael Orford 3 days ago
I was suspicious of Solomon from the point where he CORRECTLY spelled 'creme egg' even though the code specified a misspelling.
Cameron Wallace 2 days ago
Michael Orford That was when you became suspicious? 😂
easkey123 3 days ago
Excellent. Very Funny!!!
rjb555 3 days ago
This is a 10 minute video. I wish all the hip, smart people watching would spend just 10 minutes looking into William Thompson and the 2004 MMR study at the CDC and convince me it wasn't a fraud.
Tish Smiddy 3 days ago
I would love to be able to turn the tables on scammers!!! You would think this would be available by now with IP address to track down!!!
Joe Kersey 3 days ago
Fantastic. My UK friend sent me this link. God bless him for that.
Yifang Zhang 3 days ago
The title should be When a scammer meets a troll XD
Adnan Abdullah 3 days ago
Speech *100* Comedy Gold *100*
gothicel 3 days ago
BRILLIANT!!!
Kitcat Scafolding 3 days ago
Omg this is hilarious! This guy is a genius
Nightcat 3 days ago
Clickbaited again. This doesn’t show what actually happens when you reply to spam email, it shows what happens when some idiot can’t figure out when to stop and continues replying to some random guy on the Internet.
V Shuzen 3 days ago
This is just trolling not tedtalk. It's a good comedy show but at the same time it's kinda annoying
Solomon Puthiakunnel 3 days ago
my name is solomon
Y 2110 3 days ago
I can't tell if it is made up or if he actually had those conversations.
Nikki K 3 days ago
Holy crap! this was very entertaining , and funny 😂😂