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Scammed in Poland again


Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #1
Some little Polish shite bag just conned me out of 200 PLN.

He came to my house on Friday with a story that he crashed his mates motorbike and that if he doesnt fix it he'll be beaten up. He said he needed 200 PLN and that he can work for it, my wife totally bought the story and we promptly paid the money the following day under the agreement he would come here and work for three days chopping wood in our park.

I didnt like it form the start but went along anyway, sure enough im waiting on Monday morning with the chainsaw freshly sharpened and full of fuel and hes a no show. Turns out the little fcuker had been going around telling everyone the same story and has now high tailed it and ran away. His father is now going to foot the bill and do the work himself.

Unbelievable..

Id rather chop the wood myself as i enjoy it, i was only trying to help him out, what a little Polish coont.
dnz 17 | 710  
15 Sep 2009 /  #2
Never trust the bastards, It seems the majority are out to con people and only the minority of people here are trustworthy, I avoid doing any sort of business with people here as much as i possibly can its just far to risky,

Must be a social problem from the communist days.
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #3
Yeh, I dont trust them at all. I would have made him work first then pay, i dont know this guy from Adam. Turns out hes just like the rest and ony 17 years old. Well fair play to all intensive purposes he got some cash out of me, just so dishonourable. Really damaging for a nation in the long run. Im not surprised at all although i did think hed turn up he was so innocent when saying he can work.

Reminds me of the time i paid in 20,000 PLN cash at the bank, 10 large of it was given to me by somebody else hence i didnt check it, sure enough its 200 PLN short, my interest span was side tracked when the bank clerk actually counted it im sure she stole 200 and hid under the desk. I went back and questioned the source of the 10 large and they assured me it was 100% 10 grand. Cheecky cow now i watch them like a hawk, lean over the desk and my eyes dont fcuking move.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Sep 2009 /  #4
It reminds me of when I lived in Amsterdam, there was an English fella, who had a suitcase in one hand and an old ticket in the other.

His story was that he got mugged and was too late for his train and needed just enough money to get a new ticket and he would of course send the money back to you.

Yeah, I saw that guy there everyday.

Never trust the bastards,

Who the Polish or guys, you don't know, who come to you looking for money?

I avoid doing any sort of business with people here as much as i possibly can its just far to risky,

So you work for someone else then.

Must be a social problem from the communist days.

What airy fairy world do you come from?
Scams happen everywhere.

I would have made him work first then pay

That would certainly have been better.

I have not been scammed yet in Poland, touch wood.
Juche 9 | 292  
15 Sep 2009 /  #5
shame on you for not having him break a sweat first. then, if work was done satisfactorily, you pay. of course, in North Korea, we all work for the glory of the state so money is not an issue, we don't know these strange problems you seem to have.
mvefa 5 | 591  
15 Sep 2009 /  #6
It reminds me of when I lived in Amsterdam, there was an English fella, who had a suitcase in one hand and an old ticket in the other.
His story was that he got mugged and was too late for his train and needed just enough money to get a new ticket and he would of course send the money back to you.
Yeah, I saw that guy there everyday.

Whahaha i have met one other German guy, with the same story. Ilarious, but i didnt fall for it.

The best one was last week, in the other side of the street from my place, there was a group of british kids, with a paper card board stating: "We have been mugged, please help us get back home to the UK"

2 days later they were there again, with another paper card board saying: "we have not had beer for 2 days, please help us!

I had to laugh real hard!!
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #7
It reminds me of when I lived in Amsterdam, there was an English fella, who had a suitcase in one hand and an old ticket in the other.
His story was that he got mugged and was too late for his train and needed just enough money to get a new ticket and he would of course send the money back to you.

Sleight of the ol hand if you can get away with it. Of course it can happen anywhere and by any nationality and this is not a Pole bashing thread. a man that has nothing has nothing to lose, and will do what ever to put food on the table.

dnz:
Must be a social problem from the communist days.
What airy fairy world do you come from?
Scams happen everywhere.

Of course but the communism imposed on Poland has a hell of a lot to answer for in my opinion, how else do you explain many common issues picked up by foreigners here?

I have not been scammed yet in Poland, touch wood.

scam and wood being the story of my scamming dilemas..

OPne of the best scams in the UK a tried and tested technique were the guys that hire new cars then drive around city centers in nice suits hussling individuals with the old, " ive just come from a Rolex watch convention and we have some surplus watches tax free and unaccounted for" and "if you like i can sell them to you for half price", all of a sudden they'll take like £50 for a 10k watch. I knew two people to hand over wage packets to such scams, everybody loves a bargain, and its greed driven. A winner everytime.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Sep 2009 /  #8
Whahaha i have met one other German guy, with the same story. Ilarious, but i didnt fall for it.

It is a pity because it messes it up for people who are genuinely in trouble.

saying: "we have not had beer for 2 days, please help us!"

There are a few lads around juwenalia (students week) in Krakow, who have signs asking for money for beer.
Actually a lot of tourists I have met admire their honesty.

of course, in North Korea, we all work for the glory of the state so money is not an issue, we don't know these strange problems you seem to have.

Ha hahaha!

Of course but the communism imposed on Poland has a hell of a lot to answer for in my opinion, how else do you explain many common issues picked up by foreigners here?

I think this is an interesting topic, I was thinking of starting a thread on it.
The simularities between ex-communist countries.
As a lot of people on this forum seem to think that ex-commie stuff (like bureaucracy) only goes on in Poland.
mvefa 5 | 591  
15 Sep 2009 /  #9
It is a pity because it messes it up for people who are genuinely in trouble.

Now people in problem does not do this, they always go to the police or embassy. I would say mostly these people are just scammers.

There are a few lads around juwenalia (students week) in Krakow, who have signs asking for money for beer.
Actually a lot of tourists I have met admire their honesty

Indeed! at least you know what they are up to. And let's be honest it's funny too..
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #10
There are a few lads around juwenalia (students week) in Krakow, who have signs asking for money for beer.
Actually a lot of tourists I have met admire their honesty.

That story as admirable as it may be is becoming increasingly old hat for me. yeh the scum bag guy (or sudent) that comes up to you in the high street and says i need money for beer, Its like shut the fcuk up and get a job just like the rest of us.

You can slap lipstick on a pig but its still a pig

Obama, great quote...
frd 7 | 1,399  
15 Sep 2009 /  #11
my oh my you guys are so naive... beggers come to my house from time to time and ask for "food or money" if you give them food you'll see them in a while throwing it all into a litter bin just outside the house ...
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #12
if you give them food you'll see them in a while throwing it all into a litter bin just outside the house ...

you didnt make them marmite sandwiches did you??
Harry  
15 Sep 2009 /  #13
There are a few lads around juwenalia (students week) in Krakow, who have signs asking for money for beer.

Once saw a guy in Krakow with a cup out and a sign reading "Will drink beer for money". Seemed to be doing quite well.
mvefa 5 | 591  
15 Sep 2009 /  #14
if you give them food you'll see them in a while throwing it all into a litter bin just outside the house ...

I've had that aswell, really scums are those...
frd 7 | 1,399  
15 Sep 2009 /  #15
hehe, I always give a whole jar.. maybe that's why. But seriously it's not that I give them bread crusts and moulded fruits. Normal food, fresh just bought in the supermarket ( well sometimes you could argue about supermarket food freshness ).. they always want money for %.. which pisses me off especially when they send their children...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Sep 2009 /  #16
The real scumbag scam is those lower than life scammers who look in the obituary for a funeral.
So they know when you're out of the house because you are going to pay your respects to a dead family member or friend.

And they come and rob your house while you are out.
That is one of the lowest of the low.
They were doing it in Ireland years back but I am sure it is not just an Irish phenomenon.

if you give them food you'll see them in a while throwing it all into a litter bin just outside the house ...

That has happened to me Mum.

I give cups of tea and coffee and maybe a sandwiches sometimes, especially when it is cold and the person is on the street.
frd 7 | 1,399  
15 Sep 2009 /  #17
They were doing it in Ireland years back but I am sure it is not just an Irish phenomenon.

Never head of it in Poland, but there was a whole industry for funerary service companies paying hospitals for information who might die soon and giving leaflets to the grieving family just after the fact - so they get to do the funeral.
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #18
the wedding crashers great idea for picking up women, theyre all broody etc.. looking for the right man.
magdalenaG 2 | 67  
15 Sep 2009 /  #19
The real scumbag scam is those lower than life scammers who look in the obituary for a funeral.
So they know when you're out of the house because you are going to pay your respects to a dead family member or friend.

What about Mossie Keane ( Roy Keane's dad ) who used to turn up on a daily basis at funerals just for the free sandwiches !!
santander 1 | 68  
15 Sep 2009 /  #20
His father is now going to foot the bill and do the work himself.

Well this says alot about the family, hopefully his father will give him a kick up the A.... I love your idea though, young people should work, if they have made an arrangement. This seems to be the problem today, the young ones doe not honour any type agreement, is this the way society is going?
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #21
is this the way society is going?

I dont think so just some little shite thinking hes pulled a fast one with no idea about the big wide world he'll be back to face the music thats for sure. He'll have to face me at some point and take responsibility for his actions.
santander 1 | 68  
15 Sep 2009 /  #22
What about Mossie Keane ( Roy Keane's dad ) who used to turn up on a daily basis at funerals just for the free sandwiches

That does not surprise me at all, as Roy Keane is Psyco, and should be sectioned.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Sep 2009 /  #23
What about Mossie Keane ( Roy Keane's dad ) who used to turn up on a daily basis at funerals just for the free sandwiches !!

And maybe a drop of the black stuff ;)

the young ones doe not honour any type agreement, is this the way society is going?

:)
I think ever generation says that about the next, no?
It usually starts with "In my day....." includes something about how politicians used to also be honourable and respecting your elders...

I dont think so just some little shite thinking hes pulled a fast one with no idea about the big wide world he'll be back to face the music thats for sure.

Yeah, If you know his father then that's it.
He is just a stupid kid, all kids are stupid, I am sure if you think back you can think of plenty of dumb stuff you did, I sure can.

I am not making excuses for the little bugger, he's gotta learn sometime.
mvefa 5 | 591  
15 Sep 2009 /  #24
He'll have to face me at some point and take responsibility for his actions.

Give him a good spanking.
Harry  
15 Sep 2009 /  #25
Wroclaw Boy:
He'll have to face me at some point and take responsibility for his actions.

Give him a good spanking.

As his dad has stepped up and offered to complete the contract, there's nothing to concern WB.
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #26
Give him a good spanking.

Trust a gay to come out with that i already suspected you would before i even wrote it, OK mv what ever youre really embarrassing your self now trying to score hits on me.

Ive got nothing to say to the little chap really unless he comes knocking at my door again, in Polish terms "a thief only comes through one village once".

As his dad has stepped up and offered to complete the contract, there's nothing to concern WB

theres a moral obligation here dick head (verbal agreement) do you not see that living in the world of documentation that is Harrys world. It wasnt a fcuking written contract father or not he himself is liable for his actions.

This aint a Warsaw fcuking court room twat....
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
15 Sep 2009 /  #27
Ive got nothing to say to the little chap really unless he comes knocking at my door again

His dad might demand that he goes to you, apologises and does more work than you originally agreed for the betrayal.
Ah to be young and stupid :)

I doubt that will happen but anyway...
Harry  
15 Sep 2009 /  #28
theres a moral obligation here dick head (verbal agreement) do you not see that living in the world of documentation that is Harrys world. It wasnt a fcuking written contract father or not he himself is liable for his actions.

Actually he is liable for ensuring that his obligations are fulfilled. What difference does it make to you who does the work? As long as the work is done and is acceptable quality, why should it concern you who does it? Maybe the scumbag is actually a promising young capitalist and has agreed to give his old man 100zl for the work that he agreed would be done for you.
OP Wroclaw Boy  
15 Sep 2009 /  #29
Actually he is liable for ensuring that his obligations are fulfilled. What difference does it make to you who does the work?

the morals bother me, big time. ever heard of that? i gave him my trust and he p1ssed all over it.

As long as the work is done and is acceptable quality, why should it concern you who does it?

see above

Maybe the scumbag is actually a promising young capitalist and has agreed to give his old man 100zl for the work that he agreed would be done for you.

I got nothing more to say to you.

LOL !!!!!!!!!!11111111

You cant be proud G if you are youre just another symbol of Polishness. What was it Hitler said about Poland? pre 39, he wasnt far wrong....
frd 7 | 1,399  
15 Sep 2009 /  #30
if you are youre just another symbol of Polishness.

As you said it's not a Pole bashing thread so maybe stop acting like it is. Why are you bringing this up to the nationality level?

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