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

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  • Published on Feb 1, 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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  • Captain 911
    Captain 911 24 minutes ago

    Legit Tom Holland

  • D-One
    D-One 3 hours ago

    7:11 Dude on the center-right is not amused at all, i think he is a scammer.

  • the12makeit
    the12makeit 6 hours ago

    Freaking hilarious! Had a big smile on my face! Love it! My golden nugget, hummus, Kitkat... I will laugh from now on when I hear those words.

  • Maheer Huq
    Maheer Huq 11 hours ago

    Speaker: So today I will be talki-
    Audience: BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • gaffnaldo1
    gaffnaldo1 14 hours ago

    Didn't happen

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION 16 hours ago

    Whoop dee freaking doo !

  • GAMEING CREEP
    GAMEING CREEP 16 hours ago

    He said the first message he sent with so much pride XD

  • Carlo g
    Carlo g 18 hours ago

    He thinks he's funny can't watch

  • M4RK7000
    M4RK7000 19 hours ago

    Ngl James Veitch has the best humor ever

  • garcia 03
    garcia 03 Day ago

    I remember watching this in 7 grade still funny😂

  • andrea r
    andrea r Day ago

    because U HAVE to be consistent

  • xxxoheroxxxo
    xxxoheroxxxo Day ago

    Man I actually feel bad for the nugget

  • Beauford Ntokozo Zondo

    Lol that’s dope I shall do that🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • עידו צוברי

    You killed me!

  • Livvy Sweets
    Livvy Sweets Day ago

    James; We need to talk about The ducks

  • Harvey RV
    Harvey RV Day ago +1

    Mandela died 3 months ago. When did he correspond with these emails?

  • Jeremy Beyer
    Jeremy Beyer 2 days ago

    This man is legitimately a hero.
    Excelsior!

  • Clasteau
    Clasteau 2 days ago

    I like it when I get the phone calls about my computer sending a virus signal. I'll unplug it first. Then I'll ask which one, I have like eight. When they have me push buttons, I'll ask stupid stuff like "Is that the left or right shift button."
    After 15-20 minutes I get bored, ask if they are still getting a signal. When they say yes, I'll call them an effing miracle for getting a signal from an unplugged machine and start asking how that ish works exactly. It doesn't last long beyond that. I've had a couple of them cuss me out by the end of it.

  • Miko SCR
    Miko SCR 2 days ago +2

    Seems fake but eh

  • ゆめぽんた
    ゆめぽんた 2 days ago

    He is concerned about his penis sizeXD

  • TaeTae's Smile
    TaeTae's Smile 2 days ago +3

    No wonder I barely get any spam emails now XD

  • Gabriel Gregório
    Gabriel Gregório 2 days ago +1

    These sound fake asf

  • Manisha Patel
    Manisha Patel 2 days ago

    I got spam message that says i am doctor i want to do a deal of 25 million dollar with you. I knew it was spam

  • name surname
    name surname 2 days ago

    I shouldn’t went here. Those comments are making me smile and laugh but I don’t want to.

  • Kat K
    Kat K 3 days ago

    Funniest thing I've seen all week 😂😂😂 please tell me this guy has his own channel

  • Dobby Maltese
    Dobby Maltese 3 days ago

    This is standup comedy show, not TED

  • Wundabar Klaus
    Wundabar Klaus 3 days ago +2

    This is fake right? I mean it's funny but definitely fake.

  • Christian Perez
    Christian Perez 3 days ago

    Garbage

  • Godshealer7 End Time Prophecy Channel

    HAAAAA, I DO THIS WITH TELEMARKETERS LOLOL

  • BeCreativePictures
    BeCreativePictures 3 days ago

    Most watched RUclip TED Talk.

  • Bram Leyten
    Bram Leyten 3 days ago

    That made my day. Excellent!

  • JAS EGGINK
    JAS EGGINK 3 days ago

    Excellent & Very Well Done. Thank YOU! JAK

  • Aaron
    Aaron 4 days ago

    Holy balls

  • Paris Rennhack
    Paris Rennhack 4 days ago

    I’ve heard this as a forensics piece a bunch of times lol

  • Charles McKinney
    Charles McKinney 4 days ago

    Of course "one love". That will dupe the stupid.

  • Charles McKinney
    Charles McKinney 4 days ago

    9:48 guy with blue shirt, beard and glasses is not laughing. He is solomon.

  • GBK_ Classic
    GBK_ Classic 4 days ago

    Mkqo
    Qlllllolpooolpo’. \

  • Terror
    Terror 4 days ago

    This is a comedy skit...not a ted talk lol.

  • Slimeustas
    Slimeustas 4 days ago +1

    He sacrificed his time for us.

  • Carol Coates
    Carol Coates 4 days ago

    This guy should be on Britain's Got Talent!

  • URA Badass
    URA Badass 4 days ago

    He treats emails like live text-messages. I say BS! SOUNDS LIKE badly written comedy, so in a way HE'S A SPAMMER con-artist HIMSELF!

  • Nicholas Crego
    Nicholas Crego 4 days ago

    Dude is a class S ranked Troll!

  • Imad Allebous
    Imad Allebous 4 days ago

    Researchers at George Mason University have found Damon McCoy and Jackie Jones that the majority of buyer craigslist frauds stem from one of only 5 Nigerian gangs - with the great help of US-based accomplices
    The researchers are looking to attract people trying to call fraud scams in advance fees, also known as Nigerian 419 scams. Craigslist says on scam 419 is that the "scammer" says the victim has an inheritance and needs some fees until the process ends and often tells you that the recruiter can not Withdraw money from the bank and need to travel to another country or to extract a check certified by the bank is the most common way
    It is possible that this fraudster sent a check in a much larger amount. It is worth mentioning that people from Europe and the US can participate in this fraudulent project by sending passports and personal cards to American or European people so that they can not be sure of them
    All checks received are printed by VersaCheck using a legitimate check sheet, based on [the presence of] watermarks and other security features.
    The researcher Jeremy Kirk says in this process 419 that all checks appear legitimate because the fraudster has or other money in his account in the bank, he will issue a certified check and then in the amendment by VersaCheck
    Beyond the look and feel of the checks, the researchers found that the bank's guidance numbers were, too, legitimate.
    When the researchers took some checks to the banks on which they were selected, to measure the credibility of checks, each bank said checks seemed legitimate and likely to be disbursed.
    This was based on two elements the bank could not achieve, because of the privacy rules, whether it was account numbers or signatures.
    Warnings:
    Iak you and go to the crook because you will be killed in all cases.
    Try to regain part of your owner by luring the crook.
    Inform the police immediately.
    Always pay attention to fraud.
    Sky News

  • Roisin Garland
    Roisin Garland 5 days ago +1

    Omg I've never laugh so hard I was crying I need to this

  • Grammar nazi
    Grammar nazi 5 days ago

    This BS is what TED has come to.

  • Ravi Kumar
    Ravi Kumar 5 days ago

    40M views for this lame video. Ofcourse it's spam!

  • Cool Kid
    Cool Kid 5 days ago +6

    I think this guy is my soulmate.

  • ImA Lé
    ImA Lé 5 days ago +1

    Thank RUclip for playback speed!!

  • Marley Reed
    Marley Reed 5 days ago +4

    7:10
    This guy is definitely one of the people sending the scam emails

  • pokestep
    pokestep 5 days ago

    Honestly the least enjoyable TED talk I've seen so far

  • rock 147
    rock 147 5 days ago

    Both of the emails were of his own, & ted is getting little boring !

  • Monarch BLUE
    Monarch BLUE 5 days ago +1

    James Veitch:
    The hero we don't deserve
    *BUT THE HERO WE NEED*

  • Simon Davey
    Simon Davey 5 days ago

    You are a kindred spirit. I’ve been doing the same! You’ve got yourself stuck in a moment.....

  • Yevhenii Shyshko
    Yevhenii Shyshko 5 days ago

    Solomon be watching this...

  • Shaharyar Shehper Shaquel

    I hate the stupid people laughing at every sentence he says.

  • ILive2Rescue
    ILive2Rescue 6 days ago +1

    No matter how many times I watch this, it never gets old. It always makes me laugh every time I watch it! 😂 😂 😂

  • Area 51 Ayelmao
    Area 51 Ayelmao 6 days ago +1

    6:43 guy with the white lanyard amd glasses hanging on his shirt was Solomon.

  • Joji Joseph
    Joji Joseph 6 days ago

    I literally thought this was an internet safety video

  • Debby Kuhn
    Debby Kuhn 7 days ago +2

    We need new stuff James, please!! I've watched everything I can find, several times. I'm quoting you now!!! Please release some new material.

  • Saurab Matta
    Saurab Matta 7 days ago

    Ha ha ha ha hilarious bro nice one 😁🤣🤣🤣

  • ejnvids
    ejnvids 7 days ago +4

    I've done this back and forth thing before with scammers. Yes, it's quite amusing.

  • Ahmed Hussein
    Ahmed Hussein 7 days ago

    Have no idea what's going on

  • Flam bert
    Flam bert 7 days ago

    The solomon guy must be sooooooo embaress right now

  • TheGaming Diamond
    TheGaming Diamond 7 days ago

    SUCH A GENIUS
    SUCH A GENIUS

  • Luke Williams
    Luke Williams 8 days ago +1

    The funny thing is that among the scammers there actually might be a dying Nigerian millionaire with a relative that he desperately wants to send his fortune to, but the relative will just delete the supposed spam and go on with his or her life

  • Boss Cuchilain
    Boss Cuchilain 8 days ago +47

    I had a phone call asking me to buy a security system. I asked them how well it could keep people INSIDE. The guy got very nervous and hung up on me. I called him back.

  • Rebekah Brown
    Rebekah Brown 8 days ago

    This is wonderful

  • Volx IS
    Volx IS 8 days ago +1

    made my day:D

  • Michellev20 !
    Michellev20 ! 8 days ago +2

    James: breathes
    Audience: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Colt Custodio
    Colt Custodio 8 days ago

    Is this TedTalk or a lame attempt to standup comedy

  • Allison Williams
    Allison Williams 8 days ago +4

    He needs a stand up comedy show!

  • The Wild Goose
    The Wild Goose 8 days ago +2

    This man is very wittie and is having great commic timing.
    He should be doing stand up comedies.
    In fact I plan on booking him a show into the O2 Arena, just as soon as I move my diamonds out of Nigeria.
    Please contact me if you require tickets......or diamonds.

  • Poppy Suro
    Poppy Suro 9 days ago

    Free real estate.

  • a over priced intel cpu

    @kitboga

  • Joseph Longo
    Joseph Longo 9 days ago +1

    3:02 STONKS

  • George Bryant
    George Bryant 9 days ago

    *:

  • HippieQueenRat
    HippieQueenRat 9 days ago +1

    SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM
    SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM
    SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM
    That literally pop into my head when I saw the title

  • Moritz Bauknecht
    Moritz Bauknecht 9 days ago +3

    Who had also to think of Vector from Despicable Me when seeing him ?

  • Musa Abdurrahman
    Musa Abdurrahman 9 days ago

    I never knew ImAlexx had a TED talk lol

  • yong yang
    yong yang 9 days ago +3

    Imagine being a scammer and meet this guy
    James:Okay how do business
    Solomon:Okay “blah blah blah”
    James:Wow
    Solomon:Well this should be easy to reck this kid
    James:UNO reverse card is super effective
    Solomon:”Fainted”

  • Mary Cancelliere
    Mary Cancelliere 9 days ago

    You made my day! ❤️

  • Martin
    Martin 10 days ago +6

    That's what you get for messin' with Harry Potter.

  • OnTheRoadAgain
    OnTheRoadAgain 10 days ago

    clearly this never happened to him for real. Still pretty funny

    • OnTheRoadAgain
      OnTheRoadAgain 9 days ago

      @242turbo at the end of the first one where the guy repeated every codes perfecly. Like sure he would have used a code or two but every ones in the same email. really unlikely to happen especially that in the same email chain theres all the meaning of the codes, you have to be pretty retarded to use codes to hide what you say when the anwser are in the email chain.

    • 242turbo
      242turbo 9 days ago +1

      How do you know? I've been this far with scammers.

  • Ema Rivera
    Ema Rivera 10 days ago

    what if it was real. ._.

  • FORC3OFX F3AR
    FORC3OFX F3AR 10 days ago

    You can tell this is the highest moment of James life, loser.

  • Thompson L
    Thompson L 10 days ago

    Stop re-recommending this to me. I've seen it, loved it now I hate it

  • Riho Uibo
    Riho Uibo 10 days ago +5

    Thank you so much, James! Now my new form of entertainment is to troll all of these bloody scammers. :D

  • Littleton
    Littleton 11 days ago +1

    And how is this funny? You’d have to have autism like the dude speaking and the slow crowd to even think this is remotely funny

  • e h
    e h 11 days ago

    I barely know who this dude is but I'm very very proud 😂😂😂

  • Natsu Dragnell
    Natsu Dragnell 11 days ago +3

    This guy is a God damn genius

  • TheTrainGuyRBLX
    TheTrainGuyRBLX 11 days ago

    He set up the last email from Solomon for a TED talk.... what a genius

  • tobes jojo
    tobes jojo 11 days ago

    how is this funny

  • Mark Dowse
    Mark Dowse 11 days ago

    No. No. NO. NO!

    • Ilana Leigh
      Ilana Leigh 11 days ago

      Mark Dowse are you Solomon, lmao

  • aigs
    aigs 11 days ago +1

    that's my favourite video on the internet. god bless you, james veitch

  • Jonny Turnbull
    Jonny Turnbull 12 days ago

    Why is Spider-Man talking about Gummy bears?

  • Ella Banchieri
    Ella Banchieri 12 days ago +1

    Praise the giant gummy lizard

  • Lupanescence
    Lupanescence 12 days ago +1

    came from luvie lol

  • Heartache Rx
    Heartache Rx 12 days ago

    😂😂😂

  • Your Senpai
    Your Senpai 12 days ago +1

    anyone else here from Candyevie?

  • Thanos Becomes Darkseid

    If i were the scammer i would've just enjoyed talking with him instead of do the job