What if you toyed with an email scammer by pretending to play along, but REALLY had some fun! The game is afoot with humorist James Veitch!

He’s a brilliant comedian who found himself in the mood one day, to mess with someone who makes a living out of messing with others.

Image: James Veitch scams a scamer

Source: Mashable

Here’s what TED.com says about this video:

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. 1

This is really a funny story. See what you think…

Via: TED 2

Fabulous fun there for a change.

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  1. Veitch, James. “This Is What Happens When You Reply to Spam Email.”TED.com. TED, Dec. 2015. Web. 09 Mar. 2016. <https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_this_is_what_happens_when_you_reply_to_spam_email?language=en>.
  2. Veitch, James. “This Is What Happens When You Reply to Spam Email | James Veitch.” YouTube. TED, 01 Feb. 2016. Web. 25 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.