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. Get TED Talks recommended just for you! Learn more at https://www.ted.com/signup. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

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ThiccGrandad79 : I love how James Veitch gets to be a professional smartass

Oh? : 3 years ago and it still is on my recommended list

Jeannie Kline : I almost blew my soda out my nose at "no women, no cry".

Rolling Rocky360 : 7:58 when u and ur friends are taking a look at a girl and then she sees u

Peepod Humperdink : You all act like you've never sent money via A GIANT GUMMY LIZARD

Cylasbreakdown : If you want to do this, do it on a separate computer and email, completely unconnected to you. Use an old computer that’s garbage anyway, because of potential viruses.

C R : I also enjoy watching James Veitch videos, but am in need of a €2,000 payment to my Internet Service Provider. Please send said funds immediately via Western Union. I look forward to receiving the TCN at your earliest convenience. One Love. Sincerely, KittKatt

Meredith :3 : Next time somebody asks me a question I’ll say this “one word…hummus”

NERI BAROCCI : SOLOMON, your email intrigues me.

Sexy Ishtar : Recommended By YouTube. Not disappointed

Susana Ortega Plock : Someone give this guy some hummus

ben butler-henderson : His eyes are just humongous and he is so funny XD and that look he gives to the camera makes me laugh

Tung Anh8 : 7:10 the dude with the beard, glasses and curly hair is looking rather annoyed.. he must be one of those scammers..

Christino Sim : We could make a religion out of this Or maybe just an art... How about the art of the greedy toaster boy.

Jonathan Hartwig : I find this very offensive because I am actually Winnie Mandela, Nelson's second wife, and I WOULD actually like to move $45m out of the country. I will merely require $3,000 sent via Giant Gummy Lizard to my account to initiate the transfer.

Solomon Ondonkoh : But do we have a deal?

Susheip : The only thing I like to do is eat marshmallows and watch this dude talk, especially when I’m supposed to be doing my homework.

Please youtube Unban my account :c : I have the Australian/Britain accent, but I could watch this guy for the rest of my life.

Terraification : Lol. I watch this off and on just to get a great laugh. These are innocent and funny. Thank you Jason V. 😎

Burrito Wyrm : Get two scammers to try to scam eachother

Kevin McAllister : James Veitch does anything crowd:👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

W.D. Gaster : One word; *Hummus.*

VR_ Shana : You know, That was British humor on top level!

watchtheduck1 : This is the funniest! How could it have gotten 22k thumbs down? It's either the people who have no sense of humor, or it's the spammers that this guy has replied to!

Emmanuel : Why is this in my recommended? 😂 Thank you YouTube this video was hilarious

BTS 101 : *looks for spam emails*

Ravi Ray : I do the same,😂 once i was about to marry An Africa politician's daughter , i asked for a picture she sent then I asked again to send a photo with both of her index fingers in nose 😂 i never got a reply.

Terry C. : LOL I might have to start doing this instead of what I usually do, and that is to threaten to kill them. LOL

AGNES : Lots of dislikes from various scammers I presume.. 🤔 That kid is 🥇 GOLD

Dylan McCormack : A professional troll. A god-sent among men. A savior in our spam filters. This guy.. he knows what's up.

aserquin : “I Shot the sheriff, (But I didn’t shoot the deputy!)” gets me every time

人生活のためにピアノを弾く : James Veitch , Seeker of toasters, Protector of Hummus, Keeper of bathroom ducks, And the nemesis of spammers, And also the person to place orders of bouncy castles at Safemart.

Debbie Henri : James, just introduced my son to hummus. He's impressed. We'll invest in 3 tonnes.

Cheezy : This is the most entertaining video i've seen in a long time

Michael J. Caboose : At face it seems like a simple stand-up routine, but it honestly does have value worthy of a TED talk. Hear me out here: Usually, people just get upset with spammers, cuss them out, and become grumpy for having to delete all the spam. But, Mr Veitch chose to use these spammy emails for his amusement rather than being frustrated. Society could learn to do much the same. Instead of viewing certain events and circumstances negatively, we can adjust our thinking, attitude, and actions to turn them to our benefit instead. :)

DragonKing Plays : imagine the scammer watching this video

Chris Morris : 1/10 No hummus xD

Priyank Maithani : Scammers would've tasted their own medicine.!! Kudos.!! 😂😂

Amber Rogers : The funny thing is my email features Kitkat and every spam and scam email calls me kitkat by default

Luna : This is more like stand-up comedy. Love it

Matthew Clark : Hahahahaha u got me cracking up I subbed

u6xDCrKwSvG5CBWq u6xDCrKwSvG5CBWq : When TED has become a cabaret evening with comedians?

Zsuzsanna Berze : Whenever I have a bad day I watch this and it can always make me laugh

C G : Did anyone else think the beginning of the video was an ad

Chong-ma tsuki : To do list 1. Reply Spam ✔

Manish : 7:10 It seems like he is Solomon !

Hezekiah : 7:59 when she catches you looking.

W.D. Gaster : *This is what I sent to Solomon*

Deadlytramp : This man is a hero 😆❤