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

  • Ajoutée 1 févr. 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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Commentaires • 22 270

  • Francesco Russino
    Francesco Russino Il y a 4 heures

    I’m died😂🤣

  • SOVJM8 ' S
    SOVJM8 ' S Il y a 11 heures

    is this really happen tho?

  • Maurice Griffe
    Maurice Griffe Il y a 15 heures

    It's fake, he is comedy writer and wrote all emails by himself.

  • Benjamin Abbey
    Benjamin Abbey Il y a 18 heures

    Get Sam Hyde back on

  • Plautus egal
    Plautus egal Il y a jour

    what a waste of time. What was the purpose of this speech?

  • sam
    sam Il y a jour

    Spam E-mails ن ت ا و ي >>>inس:i7.l1l

  • ks anam
    ks anam Il y a 2 jours

    Nigerian and Indians always ready to scam.

  • toxicly red
    toxicly red Il y a 2 jours +2

    6:06 I want that email wrote on my birthday cake

  • Ben7seven7
    Ben7seven7 Il y a 3 jours +2

    FYI to TED: The user named Maikel Akkermans put this video on their own channel. Assuming you didn’t authorize that you may want to have it taken down.

  • Meesa Pineapple
    Meesa Pineapple Il y a 3 jours +1


  • My Road to Thailand
    My Road to Thailand Il y a 3 jours

    Greetings from Thailand. When I am bored I chat with "ladies" on Twitter to pass the time. I answer every question honestly so I don't have to remember what I said. I tell them I have a girlfriend that doesn't matter to most of them. I chat with them until they start asking for money or gift cards. Some time a week to get there others get to the point the same day. I am working on a Twitter scam documentary for my FRclip channel. Coming this summer. Be well. 👍😎

  • Crazyoutube 101
    Crazyoutube 101 Il y a 4 jours

    This video was cool

  • mercapri302
    mercapri302 Il y a 4 jours

    James Veitch is the man

  • PAPA Texas
    PAPA Texas Il y a 5 jours +1


  • Tommy Bo
    Tommy Bo Il y a 5 jours +1

    This is the most viewed video on Ted and it’s about Peanut Butter and Giant Gummy Lizards....

  • Daniella Rudzani Masindi
    Daniella Rudzani Masindi Il y a 6 jours

    Well.... was expecting a real TED talk but this guy is a pretty good exception

  • Rick Astley
    Rick Astley Il y a 6 jours

    I spammed moto moto link pictures to all of my friends' emails

  • Vjhv Cjhcv
    Vjhv Cjhcv Il y a 6 jours +3

    My girlfriend got an email from a a Mr Petermark promising the moon on a stick. She trolled him hard.

  • Technical Pond
    Technical Pond Il y a 6 jours

    Love your presentation Solomon :-)

  • Ray Blackburn
    Ray Blackburn Il y a 7 jours +1

    I use to con African Togo money order scammers into sending all of their info to FBI offices around the country
    You see they thought my name was Jeffrey Dahmer and I told them to write in big red letters on the envelope, ATTN: JEFFREY DAHMER! so the almost blind mail clerk would be able to see it
    Then gave them the address of an FBI office to mail the money orders to telling them to include their name address and phone number so I would be able to get that cash back to them fast LOL
    I'm not sure if they got the cash back or not but I did hear from one of them later who said, you bad mojo you make people disappear I no talk to you after I had already done that about five times LOL

  • f3niks
    f3niks Il y a 8 jours

    This is great :D

  • ThiccGrandad79
    ThiccGrandad79 Il y a 8 jours +14

    I love how James Veitch gets to be a professional smartass

  • Kiwi Potato
    Kiwi Potato Il y a 8 jours

    Did he get the hummus???

  • Simar Toor
    Simar Toor Il y a 8 jours +1

    We watched this in class and when the penis inlargement pill part came the class went nuts

    • Jules G
      Jules G Il y a 5 jours

      What class was that? It wasn't the one where you learn to spell 'enlargement', that's for sure.

  • Mr Eggs
    Mr Eggs Il y a 8 jours +3

    One day he just needs to respond saying “Sorry this is Microsoft tech support I think you have the wrong email”

  • Lukas Stratmann
    Lukas Stratmann Il y a 9 jours

    At 7:55 you can really tell that the audience is paying attention

  • Darith Bluitt
    Darith Bluitt Il y a 9 jours +1

    So true!!! Keep them scammers away...

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  • Debbie Henri
    Debbie Henri Il y a 10 jours +5

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

  • Jacob Bækgaard
    Jacob Bækgaard Il y a 10 jours


  • Catty Kika
    Catty Kika Il y a 11 jours +4

    Give this man a toaster

  • Fling Gonza
    Fling Gonza Il y a 11 jours +2

    Today my right hand was cut by a pointy pen; It hurt a lot, but this video healed my wounds.

  • cameron alexander
    cameron alexander Il y a 11 jours

    mad libs with spammers.

  • Ornithocowian King
    Ornithocowian King Il y a 11 jours

    Why did people dislike? I am genuinely confused.

  • Jefrejtor
    Jefrejtor Il y a 12 jours

    Hey this is a pretty good standup

  • Peregrine C
    Peregrine C Il y a 12 jours

    This man is a mad genius!

  • dylan dewalt
    dylan dewalt Il y a 12 jours +1

    Any tips for getting spam mail

  • MaverickHunter07 Reploid
    MaverickHunter07 Reploid Il y a 12 jours

    too funny

  • juliette coget
    juliette coget Il y a 13 jours

    I’ve watched this like 10times

  • Animalik
    Animalik Il y a 13 jours

    Number one video:)

  • Einshine Goku
    Einshine Goku Il y a 13 jours +1

    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.

  • India McMillan-Dickman
    India McMillan-Dickman Il y a 13 jours +2

    My husband always has fun with the telephone calls about our apparently problem computer

  • Mr. Mister
    Mr. Mister Il y a 14 jours +15

    I started replying to scammers because of this dude and I’m having a blast. My current favorite interaction was with a scammer pretending to be a recruiter for the Illuminati. I took the persona of an alien conspiracy theorist camped outside Area 51 in his RV. Believe me when I tell you that there was no limit to how far I could push my crazy responses.

    • Purvi Trivedi
      Purvi Trivedi Il y a 11 jours +1

      omgggg i should start replying too XD

  • helen M
    helen M Il y a 14 jours

    Did anyone else click on this vid because they thought the thumbnail looked like Jarvis Cocker? ;)

  • M Munroe
    M Munroe Il y a 14 jours


    YAH LOVE Il y a 14 jours

    Very clever😉 now I Kno I'm not alone..ha ha 😂thanks for the laughs.....

  • Blazedonakayak
    Blazedonakayak Il y a 14 jours

    When will ted himself show to the talk

  • Mirabelle Karz
    Mirabelle Karz Il y a 14 jours
    survey about climate change

    XPYDDER Il y a 14 jours +2

    7:59 they all turn their head at the same time

  • Marcello Mercuri
    Marcello Mercuri Il y a 14 jours

    This is more standup than a ted talk.

  • Angie
    Angie Il y a 15 jours +1

    Bonsoir, my golden nugget, Bonsoir.

  • inventionBoy10 Jacob Quiz
    inventionBoy10 Jacob Quiz Il y a 15 jours

    My comments broke and accidentally clicked this so hi

  • Derrick Zero
    Derrick Zero Il y a 15 jours

    SO funny!!!hahaha,What a funny!

  • byusaranicole
    byusaranicole Il y a 15 jours

    This kills me every time I watch it! LOLOLOLOL!

  • Racer X
    Racer X Il y a 15 jours

    I mess with scammers too

  • Amber Rogers
    Amber Rogers Il y a 15 jours +2

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

  • Maya Badali
    Maya Badali Il y a 15 jours +2

    my favorite ted talk yet

  • tracy weaver
    tracy weaver Il y a 15 jours

    If you ever run into trouble with bank overdraft or credit card debt by scammer or by yourself, contact chargesback@ outlook . com because they can help you without issue

  • Rohit Mishra
    Rohit Mishra Il y a 16 jours


  • Avoir Dupois
    Avoir Dupois Il y a 16 jours +1

    Ok Imma go to my Spam Email folders

  • jordon garcia
    jordon garcia Il y a 16 jours +1

    I do that all the time now! Its amazing!

  • Gaming 6000
    Gaming 6000 Il y a 16 jours +1

    Uses secret code incase someone peeks in on their email
    Shows it to others via Email

  • Goldbug 456
    Goldbug 456 Il y a 16 jours +2

    *please call me KitKat in all further correspondence*

  • The Notorious Potato Peeler
    The Notorious Potato Peeler Il y a 16 jours +2

    He looks like WALL-E

  • Home Base
    Home Base Il y a 17 jours

    funy video

  • King Doggo
    King Doggo Il y a 17 jours

    Giant gummy lizard

  • Lilian
    Lilian Il y a 17 jours

    So I've been meaning to start doing this a little, where do you think I can put my fake email to quickly get spammers ?

  • Velvet_Gacha
    Velvet_Gacha Il y a 17 jours


  • Velvet_Gacha
    Velvet_Gacha Il y a 17 jours


  • This is Cutie Ringo Joy
    This is Cutie Ringo Joy Il y a 17 jours

    I wonder how did he get into ted talk because this is about spam email not third world problematic

  • Ady Texas
    Ady Texas Il y a 17 jours

    This video has gone viral in Nigeria....

  • J doe
    J doe Il y a 17 jours

    This guy is awesome

  • Hiddenus1
    Hiddenus1 Il y a 17 jours

    Okay... I bet it was funny, but I don't understand the *TED* part, because I CAN'T FUCKIN GET RID OF IT TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE REPLY

  • Stacey Ramirez
    Stacey Ramirez Il y a 18 jours

    I don’t know how I found this video but I’m so glad I did !

  • Friend
    Friend Il y a 18 jours +1

    From now on, let's just all send messages to a scammer for fun.

  • Fatih Çelik
    Fatih Çelik Il y a 18 jours

    hiç türk yokmu bu video hakkında konuşalım

  • Lord Brain
    Lord Brain Il y a 18 jours +1

    “What would happen if I just spent as much time as I could replying to as many scam emails as I could? And that’s what I’ve been doing for three years.”😂😂😂

  • dudamara
    dudamara Il y a 18 jours

    This guy is a marketing genius, I went out to buy creme eggs, gummy bears, kitkats, fizzy cola bottles (sour kind), M&Ms, jelly beans but i just could not find a giant gummy lizard, drove around for hours and needed a fill up.

  • Goldbug 456
    Goldbug 456 Il y a 18 jours


  • Rachel Lor
    Rachel Lor Il y a 18 jours


  • yes'd the time bean
    yes'd the time bean Il y a 18 jours

    James is a legend

  • ericboi.2009
    ericboi.2009 Il y a 18 jours

    Why does youtube keep recommending this to be how many times do I need to watch this

  • Johnathon Gouker
    Johnathon Gouker Il y a 19 jours

    6:43 jason Statham

  • Brandon Lewis
    Brandon Lewis Il y a 19 jours +238

    James Veitch is the most powerful Chaotic Neutral I've ever seen

  • Bogdan Lubura
    Bogdan Lubura Il y a 19 jours


    Good one....

  • aserquin
    aserquin Il y a 19 jours +5

    “I Shot the sheriff,
    (But I didn’t shoot the deputy!)”

    gets me every time

  • Squidly
    Squidly Il y a 19 jours

    I love this video but I’ve seen it like 6 times trying to get it out of my recommended

  • 괴상한귀여운
    괴상한귀여운 Il y a 19 jours

    Damn, I’m just now seeing this.

  • VisualizationStation
    VisualizationStation Il y a 19 jours

    For everyone who has commented "This is comedy, not a TED talk", our experiment about "What happens when you post stand-up comedy as a TED talk?" is nearly complete. Results will be tabulated and posted soon.

  • BoardWhareHowse
    BoardWhareHowse Il y a 19 jours

    Okay... OKAY, OKAY FINE! FINEEEEEE!!!! I'll finally watch this FRclip, just stop recommending it to me. Like I'm gonna reply to a spam e-mail anyway... Also, what the heck is a TED Talk? Aside from a meme where people always say "And that's my TED Talk", I've no idea what it's supposed to be.

  • Sam Charles
    Sam Charles Il y a 19 jours

    1:42 this laugh killed me

  • Peter W
    Peter W Il y a 19 jours

    Parts of that like the code are surely made up. But this skit combined with his timing are is really good

  • erik Herrera
    erik Herrera Il y a 19 jours

    Chaotic good

  • Ella Blue
    Ella Blue Il y a 19 jours


  • WaitingToFade
    WaitingToFade Il y a 19 jours

    I replied to several scam emails, but never once did I get a response! This video must be a scam!

  • wierdo 10000
    wierdo 10000 Il y a 19 jours

    Bruh why is Harry Potter Doing a Ted talk

  • BTS 101
    BTS 101 Il y a 19 jours +11

    *looks for spam emails*

  • make music
    make music Il y a 20 jours +1

    F spam

  • SnuFearGel
    SnuFearGel Il y a 20 jours +3

    I need more, please.
    I even got some hummus. For real.

  • Ronald Campos
    Ronald Campos Il y a 20 jours