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Fishers couple loses $2,400 in mystery shopper scam

Posted at 6:23 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 18:23:39-04

It’s a popular scam, they send you a check claiming it’s for you to use as a mystery shopper. But at the end of the day you can end up losing hundreds of dollars.

That’s what happened to one couple from Fishers. Joseph Krygowski says he and his wife were already concerned about pending surgeries but now they owe their bank hundreds of dollars on top of everything else.

Krygowski says he’s been a Mystery Shopper before with other companies, so when a company called Market Force wanted to hire him to do a little ‘shopping’ for them, he didn’t think twice.

He says the company sent him a check for nearly $3,000 and told him to deposit it into his own bank account. His job was to go to the Wal-Mart in Fishers and write a report on how the clerks handled issuing Money Grams.

He was told to get three Money Grams for $800 each and send them to Market Force. They said he could keep the rest for himself.

But the check turned out to be a fake, and now Joseph owes his bank all of the money that he sent to the scam artist.

Krygowski says attempting to reach Dan Weil with Market Force has proven difficult, even after he’s sent them another fake check for nearly $4,000. “He’s a low life, a real low life that doesn’t care about anything but himself. Period. That’s ridiculous.”

He says he is meeting with his bank representative on Tuesday and he hopes they can resolve the situation.