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.

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People: Don’t respond to scam emails!
James: Hold my hummus

Author — Red Brix Animations


My brother got a text from a scammer so he spoiled endgame for them

Author — Manaphy099


Solomon disliked this video with 23K different accounts

Author — Andrew Garratt


*please call me KitKat in all further correspondence*

Author — Goldbug 456


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.

Author — 运命


The dislikes are all from Solomon Odonkoh and Nigerian princes.

Author — Continuous Self-Improvement


*telemarketer calls*
*answers with heavy russian accent* "ok, the job is done but there is blood everywhere, as agreed i expect full payment within 24 hours, or i come collect personaly, don't delay commrad." Haven't had a telemarketer call in 7 years.

Author — Shadow Thorn


Lawyer = Gummy bear
Bank = cream egg
Legal = fizzy cola bottle
Claim = peanut M&Ms
Documents = Jelly beans
Western union = a giant gummy lizard
James veitch = kitkat

Author — Hybrid Gaming


Solomon, if we're gonna do it... *LETS GO BIG*

Author — ながささはると


This guy is a genius. Not only did he reply to spam, but presented the results hilariously. Such a short talk, but it’s one of the most-viewed Tedx Talks. Absolutely fantastic!

Author — Worldwide Doge


Bonsoir, my golden nuggets, bonsoir.

Author — 80's Girl


imagine the scammer watching this video

Author — DragonKing Plays


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

Author — ben butler-henderson


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

Author — yong yang


Ah, so THIS is what Harry learnt at Hogwarts!

Author — Callum Doherty


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.

Author — Boss Cuchilain


Why have I not watched this sooner?! This is golden

Author — JoeMakaFloe


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

Author — Debbie Henri


I thought this was gonna be some boring video explaining about spam

Now I realise it's about my new favourite person
James Veitch

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This guy reminds me of a very young Austin Powers

Author — Dynamex