I am James Veitch, mediocre prop comedian ＆ professional golfer. One day I decided to start replying to email scammers, and I put the funny and often weird exchanges in my new book DOT CON. Ask me anything! (except stuff I find embarrassing or isn...
Hello I am James Veitch. I have a book of scams “coming out” and the publishing company have said doing an AMA is a "good idea” while strongly implying if it doesn’t sell I’m being held solely responsible. Anyway, here I am. I am the scam guy I am guy who “did the thing with the ducks.” I feel this is the sort of thing where about ten people will show up like the time I drove all the way to Bristol for a book signing only to find no one had shown up. This is the sort of thing my agent tells me “not” to “mention.” We shall see.
Reddit have provided a helpful “information deck” containing “examples and pointers on AMA assets” which I have not read. They also said in this intro I should “feel free to include links to youtube” so here’s something I did recently that I’m quite proud of.*
Oh and I should mention THE BOOK. It’s called Dot Con (super clever name imo) and it’s basically an american reprint of an old book I did but it has some new scams in there and it’s hardback and it’s available in the USA. It’s the sort of thing where you should probably buy multiple copies, it’s a great book for [next occasion] and a great gift for all the family. You’ll want to own two or three at least.
I did an audiobook too and so that will be available at some stage. I don’t know when though because after I recorded it I got this email back from the producers complaining that I was "disrespectful” because I “read a chapter whilst eating“
But tbh I found this very funny at the time and I think I only did one take so that must be on there.
Anyway, ask me anything.**
insofar as I made it and I think it came out well. The current sitch has really established that what I do is not tremendously important in the big scheme.
** Except stuff I find embarrassing, humiliating or where the answer could set in motion a chain of events that would probably lead to some sort of end of days/career nadir. I’ll pretend I haven’t seen those questions.