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

Jack Gwinnell 1 hour ago
Sooooooo, this guy replies to emails and gets a TEDTALK? Genius.
Gabrielle Dylewski 3 hours ago
Someone showed me his Scamalot videos before, I never forget about them- they're still one of my favorites of things I was randomly shown
Sanitys Void 4 hours ago
When they want to transfer millions to me I tell them why bother? I'd just steal it anyway. I then offer to put them in touch with a local bank LOL Never hear back from them.
Judd Forest And The Knights Of The Hanging Noose 5 hours ago
This guy for president
Kit Chan 6 hours ago
I once went back and forth with a woman trying to get married for inheritance.
The Flibleflabdab 7 hours ago
Absolute legend
Greenjewelrysparkle 11 hours ago
Its quite funny! Lol.hummus😂
ninako 11 hours ago
My suggestions feed is doing good today.
Dwight Turner 12 hours ago
That whole audience was scammed.
Totally Not 14 hours ago
I never check my email, so I don’t have to worry about anything
Serasia 14 hours ago
Eeeeexcellent.
LilFuzzyMinecraftGuy 15 hours ago
I laughed so hard during this
rinnanstimpy 16 hours ago
The original Kitboga
Rose C 16 hours ago
True story: Had what I thought was a legit buyer for an item I was selling on Craigslist sending me a text saying hey, my dad's interested in buying, send him a message on how much you'll take for it at blah blah email. So I did. He said he was a business man out of the country at the moment, but his secretary could send a certified bank check of 1500.00. I said the item is only for 300.00. He said go ahead and cash the full amount, send a $1,000.00 back to him and I can keep the $500.00 with the extra being for my trouble. Orly? By this time I knew it was a scam, but I gave my address anyways to play along. The check showed up with a company logo on it as if it was his company's bank account, so I called the company. Sure enough, it was a scam. So I went back and forth for a couple of weeks with the guy stringing him along until finally I submitted everything to the police. Few weeks later I get a call from the FBI in the nearest big town from me saying they had all this stuff forwarded to them by the police. We got to laughing when he said I see from the copies of all the emails you sent in that you were having a lot of fun with the guy, stringing him along and I said yeah.wanted to see how far it would go. lol
Kiddy gamers101 17 hours ago
😂😂😂
Harvey Levene 18 hours ago
?
White CIS Cum 19 hours ago
This kid is the kind of kid I used to bully in high school. I'm surprised he had time to go on stage in between having his head down a toilet.
jimbobbyrnes 20 hours ago
this is my stupid fucking journey
Kaffeine 01 21 hours ago
This is awesome. I'm waiting for a spam email now
Stephen Lipsett 22 hours ago
I was waiting for the I shot the Sheriff bit. Quite proud I saw that one coming.
terence barrett 1 day ago
Absolutely brilliant 'thanks
veranya2074 1 day ago
quirky sense of humor 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 love this guy
Polly Pockets 1 day ago
We met him on tour. He is hilarious live. And he talked to each of us audience members after the show. He was so nice and a bit nervous.
Ахмед Гокменов 1 day ago
génie !
Z0RO__ 1 day ago
Is he the guy from doctor who?
2 Time BrainSurg Survivor/RareDisease Fighter 1 day ago
This was amazing
W.D Gaster 1 day ago
And Off To The Ol' Email!
GR3YH4TT3R93 1 day ago
Can you spot the scammer? Lmfaoo 7:11
Fell off the swing 1 day ago
I thought it was gonna be scary like when you respond something like what happens in ready player one would happen
Ahmet Yılmaz 1 day ago
FAKE ASF
Trofknarf Alias 1 day ago
I wonder what would happen if he returned the favor , and turn the scam around.
Elodin 1 day ago
when you are so talented you make money on how you reply a scam mail.
The man 101 1 day ago
Is this put as movie?
Tyler Kersey 1 day ago
I've already done it! Wiv Wix. Lemme show u 'ow iss done.
stanfoo 1 day ago
Hi. this is neighbor please respond!!!
Robert Crouch 1 day ago
Excellent!!! Had me in stiches.
Tai Nguyen 1 day ago
KitKat,I've got a business idea.
azax 1 day ago
I thought he was gonna like show how easily your email can be stolen but instead he just trolled the spammer?
SummerDanceSound 1 day ago
How can I not give a thumbs up to this one??? :)
Steve Hoyland 2 days ago
B-list Comedian, C-list Joke. Heard It before In Its various Incarnations. Here's a good Idea.think up your own Jokes.
Paweł Wolnicki 2 days ago
funny bot not TED material
Head of a thousand sheep's wool 2 days ago
I see what he did there.
2Chooks 2 days ago
OMG! I'm laughing so hard my ribs hurt. hahaha
Andy aka Rudolf Hessiansack 2 days ago
Im currently awaiting my funds from the same Solomon, he's a great guy at heart.
michael york 2 days ago
So wait a moment, I should cancel my trip to Nigeria, because the $10,000 I sent to my good friend Okimbu was not really matched and deposited in the First Natl Bank of Nigeria? Seriously!
David Wilson 2 days ago
My new hobby. It is quite fun!
Laquita Wright 2 days ago
* So I knew I was dealing with a professional. *
Reel Fishing 2 days ago
This guy is funny , it’s more funnier being able to do this with out the use of cuss words. like Jeff Dunham
TinyLinnamonRoll 2 days ago
“One word; hummus” -James Veitch
Aine Gun 2 days ago
all the gold in the world would be approx 20mx20m
rDragon 2 days ago
Isn’t this the dude on the wix ad
Joseph Tabar 2 days ago
I love to play with email scammers too. I have gotten a few very furious with me and I just laughed.
Mariska Dzerzhinskiy 2 days ago
That was enjoyable!
Aggressive Bread 2 days ago
Spam me daddy
Pablo Neruda 2 days ago
13k spambags didn't like this.
O.G Autistler 3 days ago
He's a manly version of Elly. Homosexual, too.
Sizwe Ndlanzi 3 days ago
Wow this great! Spammers please SPAM me! Ok wait that sounds wrong. please send me your SPAMS so we can have FUN spamming one another haahaahaa! I enjoyed this!
jeff miguel 3 days ago
You were great.I love it.
Taran Amrit kaur 3 days ago
1:20 WTF that laugh!
Angus tenney 3 days ago
I feel like Solomon realised his gig was up but continued because its fun for him too
Jessica Bickley 3 days ago
I laughed so hard at this! He'd probably drive me to drink if I met him in real life though. I'm confused as to why it's a TED Talk, but I enjoyed it none the less.
Josef 3 days ago
I really don’t believe he picked all the exact words the guy was going to need to use in his reply, it was clearly fake, but it was funny. No idea what the point of this video was though. And I have tried responding to these scammers, but since they always use fake emails to hide themselves, I’ve never been able to respond to them.
Gjoeh 3 days ago
Ewwww his voice
Philipp Theiler 3 days ago
why do i never get these spam emails?? i want to have some fun too😂
KarmaAnimations 3 days ago
6:43 This guy must be Solomon.
TheRedBrother 3 days ago
It’s like listening to one of Jim Halperts pranks on Dwight Schrute in the works.
Luthor Firefly 3 days ago
Omg hahahahahaha lol
IIgnas VVeryga 3 days ago
I need him as a teacher NOWWWWWWWWW
Freedommjw 3 days ago
Gasp choke wheeze 😂😂😂
tuberesu 3 days ago
Nine minutes forty three seconds of proving that some people will applaud anything. Bet even the cows would clap for him.
Aaron Jaggan 4 days ago
hehehe
Guilio McEwan's Space 4 days ago
This is genius fucking amazing I love it. Could not stop laughing.
thomas parungao 4 days ago
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Katrina Calleja 4 days ago
James, DO MORE
Stormzy Kats 4 days ago
This guy is honestly so hilarious
Crunched Skittles 4 days ago
I only know about this guy because of Wix commercials.
TheVenator 4 days ago
And then he realized it wasn't spam, this man actually wanted to give him gold, and he lost his opportunity.
Chance sanchez 4 days ago
Am I the only one wondering if he actually had gold 😂
Robert Gumpi 4 days ago
This is sooooo fake
Martin Dee Wan 4 days ago
This is GOLD.
Tender Chicken 5 days ago
anyone know how to get scam emails
wwrite 5 days ago
Is this stand up
Jenn Hoff 5 days ago
That was amazing!!
Luân Nguyễn 5 days ago
3:50 *_H U M M U S_*
gitrog 5 days ago
Warning these emails are often embedded with malware so be careful if you want to do this
Lackey 5 days ago
who would dislike this
Josh Playz 5 days ago
This is the next Kevin Hart
Kay Kay 5 days ago
I continue ridiculous conversations with spammers. I didn't think people would find them as entertaining as I do.
Oreo Overlord 5 days ago
*_hommos._*
Jordan Wozniak 5 days ago
i committed tax fraud
Stuts 5 days ago
I clicked a penis enlargement ad one time. When I looked down My penis was missing.
Faisal Haris 5 days ago
Teacher: Make a sentence that has the word dandelion in it Me: The cheetah is faster dandelion Class:Ooooo Nice one xD
graduator14 5 days ago
Hello my friends, I am a Nigerian Prince, and I have recently found out that all of you are my heirs! Unfortunately, I only have a few billion dollars to share, so the first ten to send me all of their personal possessions will receive noth-**ahem** their money! :^)
imraan 1 day ago
graduator14 email me at dumidi0t@geemal.com
Lemon Lol 5 days ago
Its free real estate
Jean Toal 5 days ago
I keep scam callers on the phone for the same reason. The longer they are on with me, the less time they can be scamming other people. They really seem to love talking to airheaded valley girl Kimmy!
Travis Pratt 5 days ago
I don’t get why this is a ted talk, unless he’s teaching that mocking scammers is funny, in which case anyone in history who’s ever owned a telephone knows that.
XGN_Syndicate 5 days ago
I got spam mail while watching this lol
Oscar Blue 5 days ago
My brother’s father in law won the Irish National Lottary. Really! He had a hard time convincing my brother, his wife, and children.
Enitity303 Dead 6 days ago
If you respond to a spam email watch the video
Technology and Innovation 6 days ago
I have been doing this for years when get bored and mine are funnier. Nevertheless, his was funny too.