Shannon fell for a reshipping scam.

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The Secret Service arrived on Shannon's doorstep to inform her that she was part of a credit card scam. Someone had paid for goods with a government credit card, and the agents tracked the merchandise to Shannon's house.

Then, they asked Shannon to participate in the investigation by continuing to receive packages but to end all communication with the "mail-forwarding company" that hired her. After receiving several more boxes, the agents had Shannon e-mail the company to say that their packages had been confiscated. "Of course, the packages stopped [coming]," she says.

Twenty days later, Shannon's PayPal payment was revoked. "Apparently they used somebody else's credit card and paid me with that," she says.

Currently, no arrests have been made. Shannon says the Secret Service told her they couldn't do much since the scammers were overseas.
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Published on January 01, 2006

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