When I first spotted this TED Talk video, I thought that this would be about the technical aspects of what happens with your personal data and whatnot when you respond to spammers who send out emails. I was so wrong.

This TED Talk by comedian James Veitch was so funny that I laughed out really loud and that’s what a good LOL is about, right? Do yourself a favor and watch this clip in which he talks about his adventurous conversations with people who meant to spam him but had no idea what was gonna hit them.


Related video: “Email in Real Life” by Tripp and Tyler


If you’re in for more of James Veitch, you should also check out his book Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer which is pretty much on what you just cracked up about. Good LOLs here too.


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

Photo credit: The feature image was taken by James Duncan Davidson at the TEDGlobal London – September 29, 2015, Faraday Lecture Hall, Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, England.
Editorial notice: The feature image was taken at a different location and event.

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