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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. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of 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 much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Hasan Imam (8 hours ago)
Hey, everyone send me $10000 via a Gaint Gummy Lizard 😜
Babooshka00 (9 hours ago)
One minute in and I already hate this crowd. Stop clapping at everything, for fuck's sake.
Yes well done been doing this for many years now, I tell them not too worry about the 1,500 just take 2 gold bars that should cover all costs.
LeonardoDiSnaprio (16 hours ago)
Seems fake
TalkAlot7000 (16 hours ago)
If only those emails actually had some legit wealth and money behind it. But this is hilarious, I so badly want to do it.
Flávio Peralta (20 hours ago)
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Abby Morrison (21 hours ago)
Get this man some Hummus.
Antonya Popescu (23 hours ago)
Jeff Hazen (1 day ago)
Proof positive TED is lame and irrelevant
I'm a lawyer?
KJ (1 day ago)
I am so mad, for years I've been avoiding this video because it sounded boring. Last week I saw the ducks video on teamcoco and realized that the name was the same today. Man I've really been missing out. I suppose I shall tend to my civil duties now and watch every video under the search of James Veitch until I've seen them all. Good luck people. -KJ
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Divinity (2 days ago)
Lawyer? Gummy Bear. Bank? Cream Egg. Legal? Fizzy Cola Bottle. Claim? Peanut M&Ms. Documents? Jelly Beans. Western Union? A Giant Gummy Lizard. Hotel? Trivago.
Divinity (2 days ago)
Title: *What happens when you reply to spam messages* REAL Title: *How to trash talk scammers*
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Oscar Mayer (2 days ago)
annoying audience shots.
Ngẫu Hứng (2 days ago)
Good sharing. #12.xM. I want to make friend with you.
Rich Bennett (2 days ago)
he legit earned my like with the bob marley at the end
HadesObsidian (2 days ago)
_Send £1,500.00 via a Giant Gummy Lizard_ Thats alot of Halloween candy though, what if the pop rocks try to stop the M&M's at the Custard office... they could have a serious fizzy cola bottle fight on their hands.
GOODIE AIRSOFT (2 days ago)
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The Invisible Tom (2 days ago)
C R (2 days ago)
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
Charles Byers (2 days ago)
Best 10 minutes of my week right here.
Grappa Hugh Jass (2 days ago)
“If you build it, they won’t come.”
Islam Lichaev (3 days ago)
I am enjoying this!
Richard Matthis (3 days ago)
Dean Machine (3 days ago)
This is stand up comedy.
luke shaddick (3 days ago)
If scammers used grammarly it will be world war 3
OP-EAA MUSIC (3 days ago)
You SPAMMED to Save our SPAM FOLDERS from Our Own Personal SPAMS
SilentBob420BMFJ (3 days ago)
I would like to know about unsubscribing from spam emails. I mean if they're clearly crazy stupid spam, don't reply or click anything. But what if it seems like legitimate "we follow the rules" spam? I guess what I'm asking is... Hmm well I'm not sure. Just someone talk about clicking unsubscribe.
Kamille Demarques (3 days ago)
You are a troll
Jayhob Ackluhammad (3 days ago)
dudes eyes are bubbles from trailer park boys haha
Banana Cat (4 days ago)
You know this was a scam if you knew gold prices in 2016 which at most were 44$ per gram. 1000 grams make one kilogram meaning one kilogram of gold would be worth 44000$ 44000$ * 25kg = 1.1 million $ is the absolute most he could’ve made from the sale if he sold it all at absolute maximum price.
birdtweet1 (4 days ago)
Damn if only I can get an email as great as a giant gummy lizard 😂
imiss toronto (4 days ago)
hilarious, worth watching
PianoGesang (4 days ago)
The pathetic audience made me stop watching this nerd after 4 minutes and way too many screams laughter for no reason other than stupidity.
sxypxl (4 days ago)
Two words: Joe Lycett
Steven Dimiris (4 days ago)
Flif Craboom (4 days ago)
An other stupid comedian
agape tofa (4 days ago)
Imagine if the scammer was sitting in the crowd
RageCage1701 (4 days ago)
"It's from a guy named Solomon Odonka." {dead silence in place of anticipated laughter} *pathetically* "I know." That failed joke at the start about sums up this video.
Elaine Kavanagh (4 days ago)
RageCage1701, I think you need to grab a sense of humour.
Amiel Singo (5 days ago)
Veitch im dying xD
Corey Chatelain (5 days ago)
This is funny if you're a fuckwit
javier migoya (5 days ago)
LMFAO seriously though all kidding aside the minute A Giant Gummie Lizard (WU) is mentioned in any part of an email, it's a Scam
Ethan Taylor (5 days ago)
VR_ Shana (5 days ago)
You know, That was British humor on top level!
Feelsasianman _ (5 days ago)
He makes a better stand-up comedian than a TED talker
Adeline Moyer (5 days ago)
My dog had to come in my room just to pee on my floor. Have a good day.
Capt Larry - (5 days ago)
One of the funniest TED talks ever.
Janet Fullen (5 days ago)
Kudos! Well done!
Stephen Vaudreuil (5 days ago)
This man is my new spirit animal.
Great Expectations (5 days ago)
6:39 is he Solomn??😅😎
realpqleur (6 days ago)
Every government worldwide protects most internet criminals as long as they pay taxes. Only in Hollywood you see where LE Orgs actually arrest internet criminals and none of that us real. GOOGLE and The US Government form the biggest crime syndicate in the universe. I bet that section of employees that steal IDs and Finance Info aren't on shutdown. Have you ever wondered why robo calls increased and fishmails have decreased? Have you noticed lately how Craigslist is controlled? This video portrays crime as funny and normal. There was once a need for walls but even your firewall is now useless. The New World Order begins on the desk of your Mayor, The Illuminati begins on the desk of your Sheriff or Police Chief and The Dark Web begins on the server of your Local ISP. Laugh it up TED, you too sheeple, when they come for your guns Arizona, give them your horses too and show The World how compliant with evil that you really are.
Laurel Brennan (6 days ago)
Great comedian....
CD Smith (6 days ago)
22K Nigerians disliked this.
NK (6 days ago)
I think he is one of the fastest speaker in ted... it's so hard to understand what he is saying as an English learner. It is also very difficult to get the point of humor! Albeit challenging, I learned a lot from this video. Thanks!
SuperJahari (6 days ago)
lol oml hes funny
Felix Hansson (6 days ago)
Remember when ted talks use to be good
Solomon has left the chat...
Spideykid (6 days ago)
I bet solomon is a 9 year old
grace adie (6 days ago)
Get him some hummus!
Brian Dagliano (6 days ago)
This is basically a smart guys “messing with scammers” by MMG
perfumeofspring (6 days ago)
8:39 It's just a shape LOL never thought I can laugh this lot while watching ted talk 🙃
Meredith :3 (6 days ago)
Next time somebody asks me a question I’ll say this “one word…hummus”
Joel Bulger (6 days ago)
This guy is hilarious
Primetan Lolz (6 days ago)
one luv got me
Nidus (6 days ago)
Praise Worship (6 days ago)
My dad just lost his retirement savings in a cryptocurrency scam (a foreign Hong Kong company). Then I just watched this. It's good to be able to laugh.
Chris Broadbridge (6 days ago)
dave gorman did this skit im sure
Charles Smith (6 days ago)
I was lucky quit at the age off 60 made financial moves at the age off 20 it worked finished never to fucking work agian everyday is a weekend great
laudanum669 (6 days ago)
I had to look up Mr. James Veitch. Sure enough he's comedian, i thought maybe he was just a really funny tech nerd. Will be looking for one of his stand-up video's next. Very funny guy.
M Sagri (6 days ago)
This is now one of those YouTube videos that when you show somebody they go “Oh yeah I saw this one before!”
Shubham Tiwari (6 days ago)
Russian Dude (7 days ago)
not all hero’s wear capes
jesus jones (7 days ago)
What is ironic is that most of the audience and presenter are being scammed by the banks. Now that is irony.
Mifdhal 1221Melacca (7 days ago)
Mankey Dude (7 days ago)
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Expat Kids (7 days ago)
Oh the hummus! Its always the hummus!
Lets be human (7 days ago)
I wasted 9:48 minutes here.
AmazonPawan (7 days ago)
great video, like happy time my frend
Raymond Gonzalez (7 days ago)
They showed a guy who was probably the receiver of one of his emails.
Sopher Off (7 days ago)
Why Am I getting this in my recommendations in 2019?
Bert Caitbgoe (7 days ago)
6:41 is when you realise this is the guy having an email convo with himself. Very fake.
Death BeforeDishonor (7 days ago)
7:10 Pissed off Scammer.
Playboykenley (7 days ago)
This is A Stupid And Dumb And Bad Video Like Get A Life u Bot ur not even Funny Why is the crowd laughing ^_^
clinton francois (7 days ago)
You think this is good, check out www.twitch.tv/tony1985montana
Sean Patrick Ryan (7 days ago)
Funny how Solomon's English: grammar, tense, punctuation and spelling is 100% accurate on the coded message...and pretty much throughout. Something I've never seen in any other Spammail. Very funny.
Geo Smith (7 days ago)
The speaker should become the next lead singer for Herman's Hermits."Mrs.Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" Seriously!
William Combs (7 days ago)
I am doing this to a spammer right now.
Landen Keller (7 days ago)
solomon your email intrigues me
David Primeau (7 days ago)
TED talks is funny when talking about climate change but this is hillarious.
Chef Smith (7 days ago)
Ray (7 days ago)
This is where your skills in English come in handy. Scammer mostly operate from foreign countries where their English skills are NEVER EVER as good as a native born and educated American. Therefore, no matter how skillful their English is, they will always make English mistakes or phrase sentences in awkward ways. Example: one scammer asked me to click on something I didn't order and it was from "Apple Tech Supports". Notice the "s" in supports. That's wrong. It should be "Support". Another example: In another scam email, the email ended with "Thank's". Notice the apostrophe ('s)? That's possessive case. It should be "Thanks". NOT "Thank's".
mopthermopther (7 days ago)
Was he a comedian or security analyst ?
Luke Warmwater (8 days ago)
thank you james, I do not have the time to aggrivate these people. they deserve it and you are in fact providing a service. quite a valuable service indeed, on behaf of all human kind I say thank you.
Ravi Roy (8 days ago)
Plz ted add hindi subtitle
Max Xie (8 days ago)
4:54 how come my dude be sounding like Salad Fingers
Radio 18 (8 days ago)
Có ai không nghe được gi như tôi k ạ? :((

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