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Is she genuine? - I would like some advice please re a Polish girl.


Andy_McRae 1 | 37
9 Jan 2010  #1
Hi everyone, it's good to know there is a site dedicated LDR's ;-) I have just started chatting with this polish girl who's 29 and she seems genuine but I have been misled before with Russian and American girls starting a relationship with me, to find out within a few days or so they are Nigerian scammers....

And I don't want that to go through that and waste my time again as I feel she is the one for me, but I can't help being wary (just in case) I've done some quick background checks and nothing flags up.

Is there anything I can do to see if she is genuine without her thinking i'm checking up on her please?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
strzyga 2 | 993
9 Jan 2010  #2
is she from Poland, born and brought up here?
if so, ask her what her favourite cartoons were when she was a kid or sth along these lines... and then come back here and check up on it :)
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
9 Jan 2010  #3
She was born in England and moved to Poland when she was 7, polish mother & Scottish Father. thank you for the tip I will ask her and come back with a reply.

Her favourate food is Potato and tomato soup if that is any use?
Lenka 2 | 1,397
10 Jan 2010  #4
May be,we eat a lot of potatoes:D But other nations also so better ask her for cartoons.

I still think the "cartoon test" is pretty good idea but you can also ask her for her favorite old films.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
10 Jan 2010  #5
And I still think the "cartoon test" is pretty good idea.Also you can ask her of her favorite old films.

It's so easy for a scammer to google this.

It's very difficult to differentiate a professional scammer from a genuine person. That's why scammers make money, because they're skilled.

But their is one good rule; if it's too good to be true - then it's usually not true.

And you can ask her to write something in Polish. If the scammer uses online translations it will not look so good grammatically.
Lenka 2 | 1,397
10 Jan 2010  #6
It's so easy for a scammer to google this.

You are right but cartoons have other problem-she can tell "The Smurfs"and it wouldn't say anything.The only really reliable test is...to check her ID or passport.But I'm quite sure that option is unavailable.
asik 2 | 220
10 Jan 2010  #7
I have just started chatting with this polish girl who's 29 and she seems genuine but I have been misled before with Russian and American girls starting a relationship with me, to find out within a few days or so they are Nigerian scammers....

Why don't you use video camera while chatting with her - it's nothing unusual. Many people don't talk to strangers if they don't like to use or don't have video-camera installed on their computer.

Chatting without camera is a thing of past.

Maybe for some it's normal but for me it sounds strange that a 29yrs old woman says her favorite food is.... potatoe?? Sounds so childish.

You should be careful with anyone these days - check her out by requesting video chat.

I agree with SzwedwPolsce:
And you can ask her to write something in Polish. If the scammer uses online translations it will not look so good grammatically.

Ask her to write something in Polish , we'll tell you if she's Polish or not.

The other thing is her mum went back to Poland in 1987 or 1988, these were crazy years in Poland. Until the year 1990 Polish people were abe to easily get residence visa in any developed country as a political immigrants or on humanitarian grounds.

Why her mum would go to Poland which was still under the communist regime and to add together with a young daughter plus a husband from Scotland?? That's weird.
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #8
thanks for the tip perhaps I should of mentioned she is hard of hearing and finds video phone calls difficult...
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
10 Jan 2010  #9
Can be true, or can be an evil method of a scammer. Scammers have no moral at all, and they play on people's feelings.
Ajb 6 | 232
10 Jan 2010  #10
he is hard of hearing and finds video phone calls difficult

Surely it wouldnt be a problem to SEE her via web cam even if she dose not talk.... if she declines then i would be verryyy worryed.

How did you meet her out of intrest?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
10 Jan 2010  #11
thanks for the tip perhaps I should of mentioned she is hard of hearing and finds video phone calls difficult...

Then type and cam.....simples :D I skype with a friend but sometimes whilst skyping we type too, it works...
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #12
I totally agree, the 1st sign of a scammer i've found is usually have lost both parents in a tragic accident, or they are in need of an operation and need money...

How did you meet her out of intrest?

We met on a disability dating website

Then type and cam.....simples :D I skype with a friend but sometimes whilst skyping we type too, it works...

I don't think she has skype i've done a search but her mail is not in the phonebook
Floripa 3 | 39
10 Jan 2010  #13
Ask her for a mobile number to text or even call her, it doesn't cost a fortune and at least you'll know in which country she's in. If she refuses to give a mobile, try a fix land line, if she refuses this then she's in Nigeria...
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #14
Why her mum would go to Poland which was still under the communist regime and to add together with a young daughter plus a husband from Scotland?? That's weird.

I don't the full story but from what I can gather her parents seperated when she was 7 and her mum took her back home, her dad died when she was 20...

Ask her for a mobile number to text or even call her, it doesn't cost a fortune and at least you'll know in which country she's in. If she refuses to give a mobile, try a fix land line, if she refuses this then she's in Nigeria...

This I will do thank you
Floripa 3 | 39
10 Jan 2010  #15
But their is one good rule; if it's too good to be true - then it's usually not true.

Good one SzwedwPolsce, this is true for just about every situation in life..it's so true
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #16
I have this from her

i live very close to warsaw.i live in zabki. / i am working in a painting and drawing galary here in warsaw

f stop 25 | 2,513
10 Jan 2010  #17
if she asks you for any financial help before you meet in person - assume it's a scam.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
10 Jan 2010  #18
I don't think she has skype

Its the easist programme to download...if she doesnt have it she can download it...

Also you say she lived in the UK until she was 7, get her surname and search on the electoral roll to see if her family actually existed here 22 years ago :D She must have given you some info where she lived...If not ask..
asik 2 | 220
10 Jan 2010  #19
The city Ząbki exists but it doesn't prove anything, some info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C4%85bki
mephias 11 | 304
10 Jan 2010  #20
Andy_McRae

If it is a scammer, some of your questions will be ignored. Try to ask them again if you are not getting any answer 70 percent she is a scammer.

And generally scamming done in semi automatic way. Send same e-mail twice if you are getting 2 different answer most probably it is a scam. If love words started in second e-mail it is scam again.

Another method could be googling e-mail texts and file names she sent to you(Scammers use exactly same text for many people). There are forums against scamming, if it is not something so new some other people may share it on those websites.

if she asks you for any financial help before you meet in person - assume it's a scam

If she asks for any financial help before meeting, it is definitely scam.

If one or two of the above fits your case it means it is scam, it is not hard to understand, you can easily understand it in 2 e-mails.
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #21
Thankyou all for your tips and advice, it really is helpful to me i appreciate your time :D

I asked what her name was as she says she is called Kate but her email didn't match and this is what she told me

my polish name is krecha which means kate or karolina in english

Is this true please
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
10 Jan 2010  #22
andy,

Katarzyna = Kasia = Kate
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #23
Thanks so what is Krecha translated to English please
time means 5 | 1,310
10 Jan 2010  #24
Scottish Father

Do you have her surname?
strzyga 2 | 993
10 Jan 2010  #25
Thanks so what is Krecha translated to English please

It comes from "kreska" and means more or less "a thick line". It's not a first name, could be a last name or a nickname.

A similar word, Krycha, is sometimes used as a shortened form of Krystyna, but that's Christine in English.
Or Kacha - actually from Katarzyna.
OP Andy_McRae 1 | 37
10 Jan 2010  #26
It's Pygota, I don't know what her english surname was :(

A similar word, Krycha, is sometimes used as a shortened form of Krystyna, but that's Christine in English.

That could be right her English phonetics are not too strong or perhaps

Katarzyna = Kasia = Kate

Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
10 Jan 2010  #27
A similar word, Krycha, is sometimes used as a shortened form of Krystyna, but that's Christine in English. Or Kacha - actually from Katarzyna.

would you not agree that:

Krysia = Krystyna

Kasia = Katarzyna
time means 5 | 1,310
10 Jan 2010  #28
Perhaps mention you maybe planning a trip to Warsaw and see what the reaction is.

Also ask about her time in the UK where she lived etc, what she remembers, school that sort of thing.

Is it usual to change a surname?
ShawnH 8 | 1,498
10 Jan 2010  #29
Krysia = Krystyna

Kasia = Katarzyna

A true Pole would use these for sure. Someone pretending to be a Pole Might use Krecha.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
10 Jan 2010  #30
andy,

send me her name by PM and i'll check nasza klasa etc.


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