Shipping scam targets job-seekers

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DUNN, Wisc. -- After a Dane County woman became ensnared in a shipping scam, police are on the lookout for others who might sign up, too.

A company called Light Star Cargo has been seeking out candidates on job search sites for a position involving package transport. The job offers good pay and allows the applicant to work from home.

The Dunn woman who accepted the job was hired on the spot without an interview and worked for the company for about two weeks before police traced illicit transactions to her address and informed her that she was being scammed. The woman had unknowingly been shipping stolen goods from fraudulent purchases made around the country.

Police say if you think you've been targeted for this or a similar scam, do not provide any personal information. Contact police and file an online complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.