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

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 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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  • Ç Ř Ø Ņ Č H Man

    Ç Ř Ø Ņ Č H Man

     2 hours ago

    Whats heavier, a kilogram of gold, or a kilogram of hummus.

  • Ružno Pače

    Ružno Pače

     3 hours ago

    Searched for "guy who likes hummus" and found it XD

  • AshtonIsShrek


     6 hours ago

    this is always on my recommended

  • Tammy Stockley-loughlin

    Tammy Stockley-loughlin

     8 hours ago

    I watch this whenever it pops regrets. I laugh every time.
    Positive vibes from New Hampshire and remember to be kind to each other

  • Lucaevers1


     12 hours ago

    Who thought about Solomon from gta 5

  • J Stocks

    J Stocks

     14 hours ago

    Total wastage of my 9 mins screen time !!!

    Why do TED call someone who don't have anything significant to teach ???


  • Tobias Svedberg

    Tobias Svedberg

     17 hours ago

    Guys just don't listen to new rock music. What they do to reduce their bank economy is this: take two needles, put them together. You have now created a Zombie, one that can dance, sing and swim about.

    Now try to say something to the zombie, go ahead, don't be shy. Is it an A or a B? We don't know but your zombie won't make life easier for you. You made him to your new rock-dj!

  • NhatAnh0475


     18 hours ago

    I miss him :')

  • Johnnie Dilang Cruz

    Johnnie Dilang Cruz

     20 hours ago

    I was hesitant to click this recommendation for fear of getting a virus. xD

  • Katie Boo's Cell

    Katie Boo's Cell

     22 hours ago

    Longer lolnger!!!

  • Katie Boo's Cell

    Katie Boo's Cell

     23 hours ago

    I want more of this from James Veitch!!!! More spam stories! They are my fav of him.

  • hanwei wu

    hanwei wu


    I see so this is idea worth spreading huh?

  • Vanessa D Music

    Vanessa D Music


    Who else secretly wants to receive spam emails just so they can try this

  • Izzy




  • Ray Rum

    Ray Rum


    I love it x D

  • Emiliano



    Now that i want to reply some spam, i don´t receive any.

  • Ada Aguilar

    Ada Aguilar


    This was too funny

  • VariaPandora



    I used to get like 5 spam Mails per day, regarding the same topic. I replied once, suggesting they could sck their fathers dcks. You know, I thought that I was writing to some sort of bot and didn't expect a real human to read my reply. Now I get 20 spam mails daily. After seeing this I realize I could've done a lot better, lol.

  • Rocskatu



    This man tried to make a fake pyramid scheme based on gold

  • Chicken McPimpin

    Chicken McPimpin