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More Slovaks Caught in UK Marriage Scams

photo (c) Tatiana Gerus

More Slovaks and Czechs have been caught in sham marriages in Lancashire in the UK after the police shut down an operation led by a couple who were paying the would-be brides around £ 1,500, The Daily Mail reports.

The couple, 30-yr old Andzelina Surmaj from Poland and her 38-year-old Czech husband Milan Cina admitted four charges of arranged marriages and can expect a hefty sentence on 19 March. They were picking up single Czech and Slovak au-pairs at school gates, arranging marriages to Nigerian men at £ 4.500 a time.

48 Comments for “More Slovaks Caught in UK Marriage Scams”

  1. George M

    Filipe De Matos ??

    What is he your gun, or your boy ?

  2. Whatever happened to brotherly love?

  3. Donal Greene

    Posting under two different aliases doesn’t double your intelligence or halve your stupidity.

  4. The Big Guy at the Back

    Well Donal , thank you for confirming why George M , believes you are an utter Prik . And working for Call Centre is hardly a huge step up for being shop assistant, except you can be rude to people like me, without facing them.

    So a BIG career change man then from a shop assistant, a shop assistant TEAM LEADER, to a Irish national being an English Language teacher….not exactly creative or mind boggling ?

    I notice you own 25% share of the Emerald sro, business? Did you put any seed cash in mate , as you can kiss goodbye to that . If it was your call centre expertise you sold in for the percentage, God help them ….How many different Shop Assistant Job Titles can one guy create on his CV to make a grunt feel so important ?

    BTW . I will pass you offer of a Reading lesson ….clearly you have confused yourself with an actual businessman .

  5. Donal Greene

    Would be interesting to hear what Filipe De Matos has to say about this!

  6. Donal Greene

    Didn’t work in a shop mate – started out in the call centre and ended up as Team Lead – no your ‘shop assistant’ assumption is totally wrong.

    And if you could read properly you’d see that the title you are quoting was not ‘Retail Assistant’ rather ‘Retail Support Executive’ – I also teach English if you’re struggling with your reading skills!

  7. The Big Guy at the Back

    I note that on Linkedin that Donal was a Retail Assistant and claims Customer and Channel Management …isn`t that a grand title in the phone business for a shop assistant, with a bit of product knowledge ?

  8. Donal Greene

    Firstly, I’m ambitious and have left every company I have worked for of my own free will and to better myself. I worked with Vodafone for 2 years before moving to Slovakia.

    And with regard to the second comment, categorically no – I do not have a police record and have not been accused of or convicted of any crimes in ANY country.

    George, people like you are a cancer on society – I won’t be entertaining your delusionary bullshit anymore.

    • George M

      Firstly you CV to any real employer, smacks of anything other than `Ambition` , rather more like being unreliable and a job hopper . The O.U degree , makes you look desperate, because if you had any real talent , why would you need a degree to prove it …?

      Oh come on Dolal Duck everyone has a Police record in there cupboard …if not a Sting CD ? …..Personally I like Reggatta De Blanc , but some say Ghost In The Machine was there best works .

      ~~~George, people like you are a cancer on society – I won’t be entertaining your delusionary bullshit anymore.~~~~~

      Lots of big words for a very small man …in more than size . But to be sure you will be back .

      George has just left the Building :-)

  9. George M

    Well for someone who has no wit or no intelligence , you seem to have fallen in love with me …following me around here like some pervert . Why ever would I want to meet your face …..someone call a Detective .

    If you happy with being sacked at every job you have done after 6 months , then I guess you must be very easy to please . Doomed to failure in Slovakia of course, if you as numb as the locals .

    BTW, I found a potential skeleton in your cupboard, you have a Police record, no ? I won`t mention what one .

  10. Donal Greene

    Really, a person with an IQ of 145 would come up with something better than Donal Duck – I see you’re lacking in the wit department.

    One person in 741 achieves an IQ score of 145 or above, I highly doubt you are that person. If you were at that level of intelligence, you would have better things to do than trawl this website and engage in petty slagging of just about every article published.

    I’m very happy with how my career has panned out so far, I don’t need to justify it to anyone – but if you would like further clarification I’d have no problem answering any questions you may have face to face!

  11. George M

    Donal Duck , ( not very original , but what the heck ) my BMI is 24 and have IQ 145 ….and my other thing, ah yes , my cholesterol is 3.5 ….not bad for a so called fat git . Perhaps my weight difference is not fat ….ever thought about that Mr Duck ? Still better to be clinically obese, then clinically dumb, as in your case . I note with interest you claim to be a graduate ( by 2104 ) of the `Open Uni` with several `oligy to your credit ….Excuse me if I try not to laugh ….Buying a degree in Dublin fine Market may have given you more street cred.

    BTW. You cannot be a sole trader with a name of `Emerald` in Slovakia ?? So your web advertising is a lie ….no real surprise there .

    The other thing I note, is that you seem to have a problem holding down a job much longer than six months …..??? Still I guess running a Language School is a step up for you , but hardly career progression .

  12. Dave Rubin

    Ok, the two of you are just boring the hell out of me now.

  13. Donal Greene

    Emerald was in operation as a sole trader since 1999 and as a s.r.o. since 2010 – the brand and services are the same.

    Speaking of measuring – based of what you’ve told me, you’re BMI is 30 which means that you’re clinically obese – guess it’s you that has been chewing on a few too many things. Leave the computer screen and get some exercise is my advice.

  14. George M

    I`ve seen your smilie photo Donal on Linky….BTW . I know you are not a yank ….but I guess you will chew on any bone if thrown at you , no ?

    How come you say this Emerald s.r.o company has been going out here since 1999 , yet I note, that according to Companies House you have been trading for only a 11 months ?

    BTW, Measure away , I am 6`4“ and weight 110 kilo`s ….

  15. Donal Greene

    You’ve a hell of a mouth on you George – a keyboard warrior of sorts.

    FYI – I’m not American – and I believe in the right to freedom of speech – but with every right comes a responsibility and you my friend or not fulfilling your responsibility not to talk constant crap. As the saying goes, empty vessels make the most noise.

    I measure a person by what they’ll say to my face, not while cowering behind a laptop screen.

  16. George M

    Jesus Christ , you two should get a room ……..

    • Losgar

      Firstly: Stop swearing.
      Secondly: Thanks for the invite but no!!
      Thirdly: Shooting at me you also hurt Dave Rubin , your good pal. How can Dave trust you ever again?

      • George M

        1. Jesus Christ is not swearing , is only a blasphemy .
        2 . Hey if you want to get some black in you …that`s none of my business .
        3. Dave dodges bullets, you being a cupid stunt, just stand in the way.

        4.If I wanted the opinion of an @rsehole I’d fart!

  17. Lester

    @ George . The `I have nothing to hide` Donal Green owns a company EMERALD s.r.o., in Piestany, that runs it own scam of a translation and interpreting services, English and Slovak language courses, accounting and recruitment services. A Mr Catch all …..charging huge fees, promising employment to the stupid .

    Whilst claiming a translation and accounting company that has been operating on the Slovak market since 1999, the fact is EMERALD s.r.o. has been in operation for less than year ……make you think eh ?

    • Donal Greene

      Lester you seem to be confused. I’m 25% owner of the company, the other owner, Mr. Branislav Galo was operating as a sole trader since 1999 under the name Emerald. We joined together in 2010 to form EMERALD s.r.o.

      Mr. Galo is licensed by the Slovak Government to carry out translation services in Slovak and English. We also have 2 fully qualified accountants who provide a quality service to a number of high profile companies in western Slovakia.

      Most of what I do is teaching. I teach English to approx. 65 people in 28 different companies in Bratislava – all of the services we provide are at a fair price and our quality has never been questioned. You made false claims without any evidence – I’ll happily answer any questions – I have absolutely nothing to hide.

  18. George M

    Your really called Donal Greene ???

    Don old chap a bit of friendly advice , just insert your own head up your own backside .

    It is called freedom of speech ….something Americans have a problem grasping the concept .

  19. Donal Greene

    @George M – If you dislike everything about Slovakia and Slovak people so much, why do you spend your time trawling stories about the country and it’s people and posting mundane, monotonous and ill-educated comments?

    Seems to me you’re a man with little to be doing – take my advice – get a hobby. Oh and I (unlike you) have no problem with using my REAL NAME – (nothing to hide)

  20. Losgar

    Funny you mentioned Mr.Bean: Mr.Bean is not funny for people who didn’t watch it when it came out. For people who laughed at it in the 90′s will laugh at it always.
    I work with an English guy and we enjoyed the old Mr.Bean together the other day.
    My command of Slovak language is limited, I admit. But compare to you understanding of Slovakia I am a bloody Shakespeare.

  21. George M

    The joke makes no real sense ? Clearly your command of the English Language is very limited ……as Ga a Ga said, are you also of Hungarian mind? Perhaps there is some agenda to your odd jokes ?

    I understand there was a Slovak guy , called `Milan` ( kindly correct me if I am wrong J.B) at some Bratislava Comedy Evening , and no expat ever found him funny , but the Slovaks did ….

    Some Jokes just dont translate well ….Mind you, this is a country that thinks Mr Bean is rib tickling , where most normal people in the UK, just pass watching his shows .

  22. Losgar

    There is a bus going to the Tatra mountains. One passanger comes to the driver and asks: Mr.driver when will I be in the Tatra mountains?
    The driver says: In about one hour.
    George M. hearing this rushes to the driver and asks: And me??
    :-D

  23. George M

    What an Australian girl wanted to marry a Slovak ? Blimmy she must have been a real 10 pinta, ………or plain bloody desperate …..

    ~Sorry George M. but I did smile when I read Losgar’s joke.~

    I too am sorry , as `his joke` was repeated across three comment threads, I assume just in case no one got it ….Which to be honest I did not as a joke, but I guess to a mindless Slovak or Mr Slovak wanna be , it appeared funny ( as do all bigot-racist jokes about Hungarian , Slovak and another three man funnies etc ).

    I guess it is all in the translation ?

  24. Losgar

    When I lived in Australia I got an offer for 10.000USD from an Aussie girl.
    I thought about that for about 1minute.
    I believe that it wouldn’t be a problem to find people in any country to marry anybody for money. And the money difference between Europe countries wouldn’t be even big.
    10-15 years ago Slovak girls slaved in Italy,… and some other countries. The situation changed and now f.e.Ukrainien girls slave in SVK. That makes me equally upset.

  25. alec hodges

    The real loser will be the British tax payer who has to foot the bill.
    The Slovak legal system is dysfunctional.It should be seen more as a tool for ensuring white collar criminal activities are in accordance the law, primarily for the benefit of politicians and their beneficiaries, There are many good lawyers in Slovakia but they are lone cowboys operating amidst a tribe of Apaches, fighting over a barrel of firewater.

  26. Dave Crawford

    I love this!
    Gag a Lady – bit of a poke in the eye – your pure Slovak sisters selling SK citizenship for the price of a second hand car.
    A golden opportunity for Slovak judges and prosecutors to go and watch how a proper legal system works. The case, if they plead not guilty, will last maybe two – three days ( Not two – three years plus!) and they will be doing porridge by early March.
    I feel sorry for the girls. Will they be punished by SK when they return?
    It would be interesting to know if there are any links between the agencies here in the SK who recruited them and the ringleaders in the UK – job opportunity for Trnka!
    Sorry George M. but I did smile when I read Losgar’s joke.

    • Losgar

      Dave,
      Just to apply for SVK citizenship you must live at least 6 months in SVK and there are some other conditions I forgot. Then you get something like residency permit and wait for several years before geting the actual citizenship.
      What they were doing in the UK was probably helping the Nigerians stay in the UK.
      They broke the law in the UK. They will punish them over there.

      George M. is a very easy target to shoot at, I guess he is very young, my guess about 19. His language feels that way.

  27. Losgar

    This is a real story:
    George M. comes to the Registry of births, deaths and marragies and says: Hello, I’d like to change my name.
    The office lady asks: What’s your name?
    George Moron.
    Oh, I see. And what will be your new name?
    Frank Moron
    :-D

  28. Dave Rubin

    Well you know what they say, once you go black….

  29. George M

    If there was no work and money involved , what do you think …we are talking Slovaks here ?

  30. Dave Rubin

    Do you think he would want to marry a Nigerian man?

  31. George M

    Sounds like a great business opportunity ….perhaps my pal Loghead can get his British passport this way .?

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