We’ve all received spam calls and fishy-looking emails that promise us a free vacation or a great bargain that’s too good to pass up. Sometimes they even come from a phone contact or your boss asking for help or to download an attachment. Author and comedian, James Veitch has made a name for himself by replying to these scams and continuing the conversation, effectively wasting the scammers time as much as they waste ours. We speak with him about his craft and the major telltale signs to look out for in a scam.
Links for more information:
- Ted Talk: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email“
- Twitter: @veitchtweets
- Federal Trade Commission
- Federal Trade Commission: How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams