Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer Paperback – 3 Aug 2015
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Ingenious...One to watch--Independent
James Veitch's idea was simple: scam the scammers... Dot Con is the ensuing correspondence; it is a pleasure to watch the growing exasperation of the deserving victims --The Sunday Times, 6 December 2015
You are a total disgrace to manhood. Go f**k yourself.--Solomon Oddonkoh
About the Author
We've all had those blatant scamming emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safety deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country...
Standard procedure is to delete on sight. But for a comedian with a mischievous side and a lot of time on his hands, the spam folder proved the perfect opportunity to have some fun.
Dot Con is the story of what happened when James Veitch decided to play the scammers at their own game, providing a hilarious showcase of the conversations he orchestrates with online imposters. Naturally, James replies with an offer of help, ready to wire money by Western Union (it's always Western Union) safely and securely, but not before the recipient has given something in return. Whether it's his long-lost love recounting tales of their favourite moment together, or the business man providing a quote for James' new book, it's amazing to see how easy it can be to scam the scam artists.
James Veitch is a musician, comedian, director, writer and performer. In 2014, his first solo comedy show The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection premiered at The Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim and was described as 'Tears-down-the-face funny' by the Sunday Herald after a sell-out run. His work has been published by the New York Times and in various short-fiction journals.
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I saw Veitch live presenting his idea. He was very funny. His book.. Not funny. Save the money, send it to some Nigerian prince instead, it'll go to better use.
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Easy to read. Good chuckle. Considering replying to the hundreds of emails in my spam folder! Who knows... Maybe I'll write a book!