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

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.

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50 Comments

  1. RAM City on October 21, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    This guy is amazing 😉



  2. VS9050909 on October 21, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    TED why am I just coming across your ingenious video. I will be showing this to all of my coworkers tomorrow…Thanks a lot my guy.



  3. Terra Cotta on October 21, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    How Hilarious! I love it!



  4. Edric Meng on October 21, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I seriously need some scammer to scam me now Lmao



  5. Lies Exposed on October 21, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    This guy is a village idiot not a genius…



  6. rupert on October 21, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Ok YouTube, I watched it finally. You happy?



  7. Nancy D on October 21, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Oh, my god, this is hysterical! Love this guy. Brilliant!! Thanks for posting.



  8. Sage Brooks on October 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Veryientertaining folksilovethis clever cute



  9. Megan Leung on October 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    All the people who disliked this video are the people who regretted scamming James Veitch



  10. PuddyCat on October 21, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    But when do we get to see Ted?



  11. John Rambo on October 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    so you’re suggesting replying to spam msgs? is this really worthy of a ted speech? so you suggest open yourself up to dialogue and risk of identity fraud for being a smartass to an unknown threat? smart TED, smart!



  12. Zoey Martinez on October 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Omg i reply to scam emails and phone calls all the time
    Good to know I’m not alone😂😂



  13. John Broda on October 21, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    so cool ever!!thank you james vetch



  14. Elisa Reed on October 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Does the blonde girl at 2:12 look like Luna Lovegood? or am I imagining it?



  15. Alana Stone on October 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    It is always Nigerians.



  16. Foxina on October 21, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I feel like after they get that first email, the guy spamming you is like, "OH YES" but then after the second or third email they are like, "OH NO"



  17. Robert Wilber on October 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    play with them all the time for a laugh.



  18. Frazix on October 21, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    My brothers was getting scammed in fortnite by the scammer saying I will give you free v bucks and I stopped him thankfuly



  19. Sushi Neko on October 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I came from jaiden animations



  20. briantravelman on October 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve wanted to reply to them but I’m afraid they’ll send my computer a virus



  21. Sol Hill on October 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Woa I’m Solomon



  22. Chris Johnson on October 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    i got fucked when i replied to spam email. never do it. cops or worse.



  23. Pixel Puddinge on October 21, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    *h u m m u s*



  24. Ronin Bayacal on October 21, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Tbh, at some parts of the talk, I was just like "yeah, that happened"..



  25. Another Email on October 21, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    why is this on my recommend i already watched it lpl



  26. Swapnil P on October 21, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    This man has an incredible comic sense..



  27. Extremely Salty Player on October 21, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Eyy, ya boy Solomon used the code, at least give him $15



  28. zz904zz on October 21, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    For reference—

    Lawyer: Gummy Bear
    Bank: Cream Egg
    Legal: Fizzy Cola Bottle
    Claim: Peanut M&Ms
    Documents: Jelly Beans
    Western Union: A Giant Gummy Lizard

    Run my likes 👍



  29. kayra c on October 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    A responsive crowd is the BEST!



  30. Mr. E on October 21, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    #JamesVeitch Dude!!! @JamesVeitch I can’t believe how much less alone I feel right now!! I don’t even know what force in the universe brought me here, but I’ve been doing this for well over a decade now! People have thought I was crazy! With each new influx of the newest version of the same old "Nigerian Prince" I’d have to waste as much of their time and get them as excited as possible, all while keeping myself entertained on, what was for me, just the principal of the matter. I’ve even gotten Microsoft involved, urging them to track in real time, the IP locations they say the can never pin down to stop these A$$holes, with Navy SEAL like precision tactical battle plan presentations. So far, I remain unsuccessful, but I still have faith that one day, I will, in fact, bring down the "Nigerian Prince" and there WILL BE a new sheriff of SPAMMY LAND in the house!! Currently, I’m negotiating exchange rates with a British widow of Indian decent who is in poor health and donating her recently passed husbands fortune to less fortunate American children. I’m working on a flyer to "pitch her" of big bellied white kids from the country with flies buzzing around their heads that need British/Indian Cultural Center’s that have free Big Mac’s at every entrance and exit from the center to the Monster Trucks that take the kids to American Football games!!!! Because you just have to push the limits all the time to really know where they are!!! LMAO I’m hoping this will lead to finally the couple White Hat Lancers I’ve needed on board that can hunt down what Microsoft hasn’t been able to in a decade!! WHo’s in?



  31. Clément Saint-Marc on October 21, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    "Bonsoir" means "good evening", if you want to say "good night" that’s "bonne nuit"



  32. nonstop dubstepninja on October 21, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Scammer sends fishy email
    This guy: *SO YOU CHOOSE DEATH*



  33. Maiken Zupančič Danko on October 21, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    H U M M U S



  34. Leighanna Candelaria on October 21, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Solomon !😂



  35. Declan Asher on October 21, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    MAKIN FUN OF ACCENTS IIISSSSS NOTTTTT RACCCCIST!! YOU GODAMN HYPOCRITS
    The only people making this claim are ethnic tribalists who see the world as us and them. They feel no qualms about making fun of anything white, not only that, but when they move to white countries they raise there children to hate whites and ecourage nepotism, racial tribalism in buisness and hiring employees, and completely ostracize the culture of he county they move to(SHOCKINGLY DISGRACEFUL, TODAY FOREIGNERS FROM 3rd WORLD COUNTRIES ARE LEAST CULTURED OR CULTIVATE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, THEY MOVE ONLY TO IVADE AND ENCLAVE.)



  36. Santana H. on October 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    The nerd in me really enjoyed this hahahahaha



  37. mike lauran on October 21, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I litterally get an email from a scammer who wanted to transfer in my account …..5.6million dollar ……because she is bank manager and managing a decesed account who died in 2008. And need my bank managers approval nd my passport details for this lol……..



  38. Declan Asher on October 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    You have no idea how many foreign girls ive dated-Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Arab, whose parents I couldn’t meet because their parents would lose their minds if they knew they were out dating a white boy



  39. Olivia. Life on October 21, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Finally, the best Ted Talk yet.



  40. Amari Hazelle on October 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    I REALLY hope this is real lol



  41. Frozen Trickz on October 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    h



  42. Miscellaneous Me on October 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    We need more of these. Or at least more of the scamalots



  43. george ghazal on October 21, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    23k



  44. sarahx87 on October 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    hmmm



  45. Logan 900 on October 21, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Bonsior my golden nugget, bonsior.



  46. BonClap on October 21, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    My dad once got a call from Washington D. C.
    He answered the phone and said, "Hello is this Donald Trump?"
    The guy hung up lol



  47. Akash Shetty on October 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    🤭😂



  48. Joshua Al-Hajjar on October 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Am I the only person that thinks that James Veitch is not funny at all



  49. trickielious on October 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    That’s the name of the scammer that an Irish man just scammed back & got the scammer to give him £25….the Irish man from Limerak sent to the Irish Cancer Society



  50. Robzrapid on October 21, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Plot twist:

    Solomon hates gold and wanted to actually sell it to James.