We’ve posted lots of galleries about people playing along with internet/texting scammers to troll them, but none of them have done so with the panache that London-based comedian James Veitch brings to the table.
Veitch’s execution is so convincing, so brilliant, that you almost, almost kinda sorta feel bad for the scammer (it seemed like he thought he was making a friend for life). But that feeling quickly subsides when you realize he was attempting to con Veich out of 1,5000 Euros, or $1,754 USD.
The stunt even garnered Veich a TED Talk, making him probably the first and only person to land such a high profile gig for internet trolling.
Scroll through to see the master in action, or go to the bottom of the page to watch his TED Talk.