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. Gurwinder singh on September 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    What was this talk about?

  2. a l e x ! on September 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    it’s 1:35am and i have my first day back at school tomorrow. was about to sleep but here i am..

  3. Dane Johnson on September 6, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    :O) :O) :O) :O) :O)

  4. Froosi Froosii on September 6, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Thumbs up thanks for sharing
    I enjoyed this video
    Peace

  5. Низнаю Че Написат on September 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    То чувство когда ты Соломон ( смотриш это ) и ты охуел

  6. Keith Naylor on September 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Never seen this guy before. Quite a tonic!
    Is he related to… or is he a clone of… Woody Allen?
    KAN

  7. K Plays MC on September 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    This guy looks suspiciously like Grian!

  8. Skye on September 6, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Sorry think its click bait. Use of fear factor.
    Not a troll just tired of the cowards who just pay when they know they should not.
    Microsoft and major corp in this world need to be responsible for there own products being sold to citizens around the world. If they are not ready to be sold to the general public then they should’t’ sell it on the market. They give petty excuses to make the buyer feel they are the cause and most of you just accepted it. Nothing can deviate from bursting that safe bubble. Now they all installed companies like life lock to make you pay them twice. Amazing. How does it feel to get it from both ends people? Do your own research its all out there right now. Until someone doesn’t want it to be. Are you sheep, lemming or wolf (Yes talking to you also ladies you demand a say then omg scream already)? Are you a critical thinker or a default AI waiting for its next bark order?

  9. ct hoffman on September 6, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    It’s post 2000 mate, you can take your email along with you on your mobile device…

  10. Goldclaw837 on September 6, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Welcome from Nigeria

  11. Goomba Pizza on September 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I love wasting scammers’ time. I wish more of them would call me. Last week I spent 17 minutes on the phone with an Indian dude who was pretending to be from Social Security, trying to get my SSN. It was hilarious. He was threatening to sic the US Marshals on me and everything. I don’t have a life so that’s the best entertainment I got all week.

  12. Albert Machek on September 6, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    So fake it hurts.

  13. Hernan Resendiz on September 6, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    This is still one of my favorite TED talk videos. This guy is hilarious!

  14. Greta b on September 6, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Wondering if he is an INTP / ENTP / ENFP… 🤔

  15. TypicalLibra on September 6, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I would’ve replied “Ya like jazz?”

  16. Roma Sieukaran-Dass on September 6, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Just a couple days ago I replied to a scammer in messenger. They stopped replying 😂 my replies were "Yes, Ok, "

  17. Josh Zeff on September 6, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I just want someone to think of me the way James thinks about hummus

  18. Diego Santin on September 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    9:31 cant see what it says on the bottom. that is so stupid that youtube videos do that

  19. Descendant Travels on September 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    " I Know" I guess that’s Caucasian code speak to one another about others. Lost me there, that and his weasley voice.

  20. BeActive Behappy on September 6, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    3:09 those ladies feeling sad for Solomon

  21. ipeleng mathabe on September 6, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    7:59 look at how they turn their heads in sync

  22. iiClockwork_Fox on September 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Solomon made fake accounts and disliked this but the rest are scammers

  23. Tyronnex Playz on September 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Anyone else notice the with laughing in the background

  24. Diego Santin on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    im sure countless people have had fun with this, but this guy just got to go on TED and show everybody his "achievement"

  25. Kim Kardashian Un on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Solomon sitting at 7:09

  26. Jason Juneau on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Why is YouTube just showing me this now?

  27. Samantha Little on September 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I love fucking with scam emails and wasting their time

  28. Wisest Channel on September 6, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    BRUH I DIED AT THE PART WHERE SOLOMON USED THE CODE

  29. heyitz_gmoney YT on September 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Who else had to watch this in school??

  30. robertg305 on September 6, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This is gold 😂

  31. Kelsey M! on September 6, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    He looks like the grown up klaus Baudelaire

  32. Joshua Bowen on September 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    ITS FAKE. I can tell its fake because there’s no way the scammer immediately needed to say all of the code words in one sentence right after they were established.

  33. Lucifina Nightinger on September 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    How many times have I watched this?!

  34. SHON XXX on September 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    отличный канал, много нового узнал

  35. Jean guy on September 6, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Gorgeous !
    Australia 👋

  36. Dank on September 6, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Is this some type of boomer humor that I am too young to find it funny?.

  37. tamifabulous on September 6, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    LOL

  38. Angel Lee on September 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Plot twisted: He’s Solomon

  39. poodlegirl55 on September 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    A great day…going to sit through a pompous, bragging TED talk to watch someone teach you how smart they are and getting a comedy routine instead.

  40. Teddy Ayalew on September 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    to me they said 14m$ we’ll deliver to ya n i said well, thank you very much

  41. Luke on September 6, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Check out kitboga on twitch

  42. madelyn zavala on September 6, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Why does he says one word and they laugh like the greatest joke ever, I mean it’s funny but what’s with the overacting lsugh..

  43. maku gx on September 6, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    My dad came to me all serious one day. He sat me down and said. I have to tell you something.
    I’ve got $50M on my name.
    me: How?
    him: This motumbo guy from nigeria told me. He requested $5,000 for him to send it.
    me: not in the scene. *cam looks down to me rofl-ing

  44. Norbert Borbas on September 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I think this is not funny at all… and the guy looks very annoying.

  45. Lilian Kattelmann on September 6, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Did your writing get better? My writing skill is getting much better by writing other fake emails. LOL

  46. IvyleagueCutie89 on September 6, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    "Of course. No woman, no cry." LOL

  47. Pratik Kulkarni on September 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    But where is the free toaster!

  48. Marie Winqvist on September 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    REALLY fun..

  49. I struggle with names on September 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Not funny, didn’t laugh. Seriously, I didn’t, it wasn’t.

  50. Josias on September 6, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Stonks

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