yes, this happens constantly, and has gotten me killed more than once. I'm not an agent - I'm the class that's closest to agent that isn't agent (Fixer), which means that not only am I somewhat stealthy, but I can build things and drive cars and such.
I also use an SMG, so maybe I shouldn't be complaining so much, but you get the idea.
Oh - and "fresh"? And the 1000 series of probes?
Ha! I'm higher level than the guy who draws Real Life! ^^