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

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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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St Trinian's says:

So where did the gold end up?

Rolytheboss says:

this is funny

Candice Sullivan says:

Omg, he is SO funny!!!!

Mike Custom Creations says:

Very nice. Very nice.

Alejo Salvo says:

This shouldn't be a ted talk, it is the most viewed one…

5four says:

that was hilarious !  death to scammers….

Chris Wenkle says:

What a riot! My Gummy Bear and Cream Egg manager will laugh their heads off.

Monty Python the Flying Circus says:

Very Dave Gorman like, brilliant

Bruce Jeffries says:

This guy does this one joke really well, none of it is true

Q Daddy says:

I did this. Strung two scammers along and when the first made a pitch for money, I told him I've received a better offer for more money from (named the other scammer). I copied the other scammer and told them they would need to engage in a bidding war for my services.

Neither replied. I was sad.

Elwoodcity Blues says:

The real mvp.

sammvoyager says:

Veitch didn't directly encourage the audience to reply to spam – -he even stated he replied to Solomon on our behalf. Best advice is get a spam filter.

John Meggers says:

Looks like actress Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter films) at 0:57.

Radio 419 MegaHertz says:


erdo erdo says:

fake and lame…

Anna Ketchup says:

6:41 I’m making a status update on my deviant art account saying exactly that. No context.

Shayne G says:

TED talks are no place for fictional stories. Can't believe the BS this guy tries to pass off as a true story. What a fucking tool

M@rco says:

I don't understand your accent

Carl 'The Bomb' Johnson says:

I got one from DONALD JOHN TRUMP

bishplis says:


bishplis says:

7:30 thats where youre wrong, theyr on 50 computers at once, with 10 tabs open per computer

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