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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imagine solomon sitting in the crowd. *laughing on the outside, crying on the inside*

Author — hundrumnights


This isn't TED talk. This is standup comedy.



Those 30k dislikes are from fake accounts created by Solomon

Author — Siraj Khalil


I like how TED talks are meant to be life changing advice, but their most popular video is a British guy pranking someone on the internet into telling him he will “submit fizzy cola into a caseberry creme egg.”

Author — 12 PackersFan


Plot twist: Solomon was actually going to ship gold.

Author — woogi You


This quarantine has gotten so bad, not even spam accounts mail me now

Author — Mind Melting


Everyone: *talking about Solomon*

Me: *wondering who gave Tom Holland helium*

Author — Sahara Fortner


James: That's the worst condition you can have, death

Dumbledore: There are things much worse than death, Tom

Author — Harris Rana


I found this so funny. This guy has the timing and delivery of a veteran stand up comedian.

Author — Eric McBrearty


This guy is a genius. Not because of his clever replies to scam emails, but because he did stand-up comedy and made people believe it was a TED talk.

Author — V S


Nice to know that Harry Potter started trolling scammers after finishing school at hogwarts

Author — Danika M.


Scammers: Scam people
James: Scams those who scam people
Solomon: Tries to scam someone who scams those who scam people

James: "So I knew I was dealing with a professional"

Author — Yash Joshi


What If this never actually happened and he just scammed ted into letting him practice his stand up routine 🤔

Author — Charlie Crome


"One word; Hummus. It's going places."
- James Veitch, 2016

Author — Jonathan Smith


This dude is the true definition of chaotic good.

Author — Honey Bunny


TED Talks in a nutshell:
Speaker: *breathes*
Audience: *bursts out laughing and starts clapping*

Author — Adam T-F


soloman is laughing in his retirement home

Author — Kantawat (Kin) Prasitsoonthorn


And the game was: a foot.

*starts kicking everyone*

Author — Spinoil


James Veitch: **Breaths**
Everyone in the crowd: **Applause Applause** **Roaring Laughter**

Author — Cyrum64


Massive nerds with a strong personality are incredible people lmao

Author — Tiago Campos