Don’t you just love it when you go into your inbox and your whole mailbox is full of emails from internet scammers? No, of course you don’t, who does? On a daily basis we have to filter through all sorts of crap to get to the messages we really want to see. Sometimes they go under the radar because of those questionable emails that fill our screens only after our money and all important personal details.
For the majority our natural reaction is to delete those emails as soon as we see them. However, one comedian, James Veitch, has been doing quite the opposite. He has spent the last two years replying to said spam messages and has published the exchanges in his book Dot Con.
Veitch told Mashable, “I set up multiple pseudonymous email accounts and began replying to spam. This must have put me on some sort of list because the spam came in a torrent and I replied to as much as I could.” His correspondence lead to some surprisingly hilarious and bizarre results.
The initial message that James received was pretty alarming