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

  • 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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Comments • 22 257

  • My Road to Thailand
    My Road to Thailand 2 hours ago

    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 TheXvid channel. Coming this summer. Be well. 👍😎

  • Crazyoutube 101
    Crazyoutube 101 23 hours ago

    This video was cool

  • mercapri302
    mercapri302 Day ago

    James Veitch is the man

  • PAPA Texas
    PAPA Texas 2 days ago +1


  • Tommy Bo
    Tommy Bo 2 days ago +1

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

  • Daniella Rudzani Masindi

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

  • Rick Astley
    Rick Astley 2 days ago

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

  • Vjhv Cjhcv
    Vjhv Cjhcv 2 days ago +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 2 days ago

    Love your presentation Solomon :-)

  • Ray Blackburn
    Ray Blackburn 3 days ago +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 4 days ago

    This is great :D

  • ThiccGrandad79
    ThiccGrandad79 5 days ago +11

    I love how James Veitch gets to be a professional smartass

  • Kiwi Potato
    Kiwi Potato 5 days ago

    Did he get the hummus???

  • Simar Toor
    Simar Toor 5 days ago +1

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

    • Jules G
      Jules G Day ago

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

  • Mr Eggs
    Mr Eggs 5 days ago +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 5 days ago

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

  • Darith Bluitt
    Darith Bluitt 6 days ago +1

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

  • Debbie Henri
    Debbie Henri 6 days ago +3

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

  • Catty Kika
    Catty Kika 7 days ago +4

    Give this man a toaster

  • Fling Gonza
    Fling Gonza 7 days ago +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 8 days ago

    mad libs with spammers.

  • Ornithocowian King
    Ornithocowian King 8 days ago

    Why did people dislike? I am genuinely confused.

  • Jefrejtor
    Jefrejtor 8 days ago

    Hey this is a pretty good standup

  • Peregrine C
    Peregrine C 8 days ago

    This man is a mad genius!

  • dylan dewalt
    dylan dewalt 9 days ago +1

    Any tips for getting spam mail

  • Capcom Reploid
    Capcom Reploid 9 days ago

    too funny

  • juliette coget
    juliette coget 9 days ago

    I’ve watched this like 10times

  • Animalik
    Animalik 9 days ago

    Number one video:)

  • Einshine Goku
    Einshine Goku 9 days ago +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 10 days ago +2

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

  • Mr. Mister
    Mr. Mister 10 days ago +12

    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 7 days ago +1

      omgggg i should start replying too XD

  • helen M
    helen M 10 days ago

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

  • M Munroe
    M Munroe 10 days ago


    YAH LOVE 11 days ago

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

  • Blazedonakayak
    Blazedonakayak 11 days ago

    When will ted himself show to the talk

  • Mirabelle Karz
    Mirabelle Karz 11 days ago
    survey about climate change

    XPYDDER 11 days ago +2

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

  • Marcello Mercuri
    Marcello Mercuri 11 days ago

    This is more standup than a ted talk.

  • Angie
    Angie 11 days ago +1

    Bonsoir, my golden nugget, Bonsoir.

  • inventionBoy10 Jacob Quiz

    My comments broke and accidentally clicked this so hi

  • Derrick Zero
    Derrick Zero 11 days ago

    SO funny!!!hahaha,What a funny!

  • byusaranicole
    byusaranicole 12 days ago

    This kills me every time I watch it! LOLOLOLOL!

  • Racer X
    Racer X 12 days ago

    I mess with scammers too

  • Amber Rogers
    Amber Rogers 12 days ago +2

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

  • Maya Badali
    Maya Badali 12 days ago +2

    my favorite ted talk yet

  • tracy weaver
    tracy weaver 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago


  • Avoir Dupois
    Avoir Dupois 12 days ago +1

    Ok Imma go to my Spam Email folders

  • jordon garcia
    jordon garcia 13 days ago +1

    I do that all the time now! Its amazing!

  • Gaming 6000
    Gaming 6000 13 days ago +1

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

  • Goldbug 456
    Goldbug 456 13 days ago +2

    *please call me KitKat in all further correspondence*

  • The Notorious Potato Peeler

    He looks like WALL-E

  • Home Base
    Home Base 13 days ago

    funy video

  • King Doggo
    King Doggo 13 days ago

    Giant gummy lizard

  • Lilian
    Lilian 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago


  • Velvet_Gacha
    Velvet_Gacha 13 days ago


  • This is Cutie Ringo Joy

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

  • Ady Texas
    Ady Texas 14 days ago

    This video has gone viral in Nigeria....

  • J doe
    J doe 14 days ago

    This guy is awesome

  • Hiddenus1
    Hiddenus1 14 days ago

    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 14 days ago

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

  • Friend
    Friend 14 days ago +1

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

  • Fatih Çelik
    Fatih Çelik 14 days ago

    hiç türk yokmu bu video hakkında konuşalım

  • Lord Brain
    Lord Brain 14 days ago +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 14 days ago

    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 15 days ago


  • Rachel Lor
    Rachel Lor 15 days ago


  • yes'd the time bean
    yes'd the time bean 15 days ago

    James is a legend

  • ericboi.2009
    ericboi.2009 15 days ago

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

  • Johnathon Gouker
    Johnathon Gouker 15 days ago

    6:43 jason Statham

  • Brandon Lewis
    Brandon Lewis 15 days ago +207

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

  • Bogdan Lubura
    Bogdan Lubura 15 days ago


    Good one....

  • aserquin
    aserquin 15 days ago +5

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

    gets me every time

  • Squidly
    Squidly 15 days ago

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

  • 괴상한귀여운
    괴상한귀여운 15 days ago

    Damn, I’m just now seeing this.

  • VisualizationStation
    VisualizationStation 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    Okay... OKAY, OKAY FINE! FINEEEEEE!!!! I'll finally watch this TheXvid, 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 15 days ago

    1:42 this laugh killed me

  • Peter W
    Peter W 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    Chaotic good

  • Ella Blue
    Ella Blue 15 days ago


  • WaitingToFade
    WaitingToFade 15 days ago

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

  • wierdo 10000
    wierdo 10000 16 days ago

    Bruh why is Harry Potter Doing a Ted talk

  • BTS 101
    BTS 101 16 days ago +10

    *looks for spam emails*

  • make music
    make music 16 days ago +1

    F spam

  • SnuFearGel
    SnuFearGel 16 days ago +3

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

  • Ronald Campos
    Ronald Campos 16 days ago


  • lisa martinez
    lisa martinez 16 days ago


  • dragonball slayer326
    dragonball slayer326 16 days ago

    Finally something worth recommended on TheXvid

  • Mr. GROM
    Mr. GROM 17 days ago

    This guy is brilliant

  • puppylover J
    puppylover J 17 days ago +2

    My God why does this guy not have a talk show?!

  • ZachBaum
    ZachBaum 17 days ago

    he was so funny

  • Float Gmail
    Float Gmail 17 days ago

    Comedy, but not very helpful.



  • sebastian phillips
    sebastian phillips 17 days ago

    Meanwhile Solomon is in the audience

  • Mr Mewlax
    Mr Mewlax 17 days ago +1

    12K dislikes from scammers

  • seher
    seher 17 days ago

    give this guy a *gold* medal