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

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  • Published: 01 February 2016
  • 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.

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Comments • 23 104

  • Keela
    Keela  4 hours back

    plot twist: it was his Nigerian prince cousin who wanted to give him his palace

    • Manuqtix Manuqtix
      Manuqtix Manuqtix  5 hours back

      Same as replying to the internet troll

      • PBR bear
        PBR bear  8 hours back

        sam hyde ate this person.

        • Onion Bot
          Onion Bot  9 hours back

          Congratulations, James, on having the most popular TED Talk.

          • Ashley Noelle
            Ashley Noelle  11 hours back

            there is literally a ted talk about spam emails

            • Amicus Maximus
              Amicus Maximus  14 hours back

              Я выкладываю GPS-мошенники там, где есть настоящие имена и личные данные на форумах, так что мое братство может покончить с ними.

              • Tom Treacy
                Tom Treacy  17 hours back

                "..It got through my spam filter, I dont know how?"
                Yes you do. You made it all up. You could have REALLY engaged in a conversation with one of these con artists, but oh no, you just made it all up because you are neither creative or funny. You have no balls. Look at you on stage acting like you are so witty and exotic when in fact you sat in your room pretending someone wanted to talk to you and that you were so suave and hilarious. 7:30 "..all I am doing is wasting their time!..".
                Well no, you didnt. You did however, waste the audiences time. Idiot.

                • Leslie Villarreal
                  Leslie Villarreal  20 hours back

                  This man did stand up and made people believe it was a Ted talk

                  • Наталья Миронова

                    Just got a spam email from a shop. Wanna answer smth and prank them but I'm afraid it won't work with our mentality and the reaction'll be worse.

                    • ashlynn navarro
                      ashlynn navarro  20 hours back

                      i got a scam email so i spoiled IT Chapter two for them

                      • ernst-jan fokkema
                        ernst-jan fokkema  22 hours back

                        This isn't serious, it can't be

                        • wayne mg tregear 3rd
                          wayne mg tregear 3rd  22 hours back

                          well I did that years ago & I said you transfer the money to me first he now I should transfer the money first this went on for 4 months then he said are you the cops to which I replied YES & we are o our way to your place right now we will be at your place in 3.5 mins never heard from him again

                          • Lily Raimey
                            Lily Raimey  23 hours back

                            This dude... I’m dying.😂

                            • nikon12x42
                              nikon12x42  1 days back

                              i feel sorry for people who are entertained by this video that youtube never stops promoting.

                              • hakder gaming
                                hakder gaming  1 days back

                                wow this is not funny and is way to clean for me my jokes are so dark they get lynched

                              • Jan501
                                Jan501  1 days back

                                Hahahaha.... Really enjoyed him!

                                • ShuuChi
                                  ShuuChi  1 days back

                                  is this man seriously scamming the scammer who is trying to scam him?

                                  • Jacob Rubin
                                    Jacob Rubin  1 days back

                                    the 26k dislikes are scammers themselves.

                                    • Sad but True
                                      Sad but True  1 days back

                                      Just a bit. He stole this idea from real scam baiters and made it all up for a fucking bit. And all you idiots go right along and applaud.

                                      • Charles Chidsey
                                        Charles Chidsey  1 days back

                                        Loved this talk! I could watch this all night.

                                        • Markus Ng
                                          Markus Ng  1 days back

                                          Not only did he wasted the scammers time, he also wasted ours watching this. What an achievement that was, Bravo. He had nothing else better to do

                                          • Fractal Kaleidoscope
                                            Fractal Kaleidoscope  44 less than a minute back

                                            Guessing you're a scammer. Otherwise, why didn't you just turn it off instead of "wasting" your time watching it? Anyone who takes the side of the scammers (i.e. 26K dislikes lol) pretty much reveals which side of the scam they're on!

                                        • Big Lance
                                          Big Lance  1 days back

                                          Who else watches these silently before selecting, only to forget you are when you go to rewind it? Lol!

                                          • Terry van scorpio
                                            Terry van scorpio  2 days back

                                            The game was a foot
                                            The arms:😭

                                            • Troy Roberts
                                              Troy Roberts  2 days back

                                              Bruuuh look at his knees

                                              • Crisphel LerPen
                                                Crisphel LerPen  2 days back

                                                He really a genius and very much charm,he made people believe such like a real talk

                                                • YURTLE X13
                                                  YURTLE X13  2 days back

                                                  He sounds like Tom Holland

                                                  • Felix s
                                                    Felix s  2 days back

                                                    all this is complete rubbish...he didn't reply to any email and he did not write any of the puerile junk he said he did...this was a script he made up to make the video... he is nothing but a pathetic douche (for lying and deceiving people).

                                                    • IlikeMemes
                                                      IlikeMemes  2 days back

                                                      I say usually
                                                      "Sorry wrong number, you idiot"

                                                      • Marco Marco lynx
                                                        Marco Marco lynx  2 days back

                                                        He is so hilarious. Who is he?

                                                      • Phan On fire
                                                        Phan On fire  2 days back

                                                        This is the funniest thing

                                                        • don rio
                                                          don rio  2 days back

                                                          I "played" a scammer who sent the usual... you have inherited....
                                                          Long story short I acted in several emails like a
                                                          hick falling for his scam.
                                                          When he finally went to the Western Union and saw there was no money, and I had been playing him for 2 weeks,
                                                          He called ME an animal!
                                                          Me? Wow, blind crook.

                                                          • frank frank
                                                            frank frank  2 days back

                                                            TED plays a double game . They have very good talks that seemingly are democratic and support the everyday person . But behind TED is a diabolical cabal of super wealthy interests who want to take over the world

                                                            • Joseph Wayne Liang
                                                              Joseph Wayne Liang  16 hours back

                                                              WTF does it have to do with ted? Shouldn’t you get a job, man.

                                                          • Cloud - pubg mobile
                                                            Cloud - pubg mobile  2 days back

                                                            Solomon is a paid actor

                                                            • Kwnny Womg
                                                              Kwnny Womg  2 days back

                                                              My computer also always pop up with some penis enlargement ads, can anyone teach me how to remove it? T_T I don't know what'll happen If my mum see It

                                                              • AVG x G4mer
                                                                AVG x G4mer  2 days back

                                                                I’m very confused. Are they British? They sound too smart for my brain to handle.

                                                                • The EDM Archive Project. Music, Re-Imagined.

                                                                  What if the Spam is NOT Spam...? For Canada, for The PPC and... for Mad Max.
                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3UYnZZnlE

                                                                  • YoY Exists
                                                                    YoY Exists  2 days back

                                                                    Most viewed video when I searched for hummus

                                                                    • wabrwbr frghty5ryrtu
                                                                      wabrwbr frghty5ryrtu  3 days back

                                                                      is it just me but I've been looking for scam emails in my inbox?






                                                                      *just me?* ok....

                                                                    • Tanoshii
                                                                      Tanoshii  3 days back

                                                                      He’s already beyond the norm

                                                                      • Lacey Ryan
                                                                        Lacey Ryan  3 days back

                                                                        Where can I buy a giant gummy lizard

                                                                        • Ben Davis-Rice
                                                                          Ben Davis-Rice  3 days back

                                                                          Fake

                                                                          • PipeRhymes
                                                                            PipeRhymes  3 days back

                                                                            This was dumb

                                                                            • Killaship
                                                                              Killaship  3 days back

                                                                              yeeeeee

                                                                              • YT Info
                                                                                YT Info  3 days back

                                                                                That was not a Scammer. I also sell Gold for this price and amount. If you want to know more first send me 15.000$ via Western Union.

                                                                                • more like honda cervix

                                                                                  i fucked a block of spam

                                                                                  • Patrick Jones
                                                                                    Patrick Jones  3 days back

                                                                                    Nonpublic Freedom of Speech at gunpoint.

                                                                                    • Scott Kurt
                                                                                      Scott Kurt  3 days back

                                                                                      So many spammers on the internet in this age, and so many ways to be left vulnerable when surfing. Check out my space on quora 'House of Gemini' for tips on how to protect yourself and your gadgets from scammers, spammers and other vices

                                                                                      • NAKU
                                                                                        NAKU  3 days back

                                                                                        No