The New Hartford Police are warning residents about a scam involving a fabricated craft fair.
It's been a rough year for crafters, with many craft fairs cancelled or postponed. Perhaps some were eager to participate in a craft fair planned for December at the New Hartford Recreation Center. Unfortunately, there is no such event and anyone who paid for a booth has been scammed.
The New Hartford Police issued the following warning on their Facebook page:
"It was recently brought to the attention of the New Hartford Police Department that earlier this week there was an individual attempting to sell dealer space at the New Hartford Recreation Center for a craft fair through a Facebook vending and crafting platform. This event was reported to be held on the weekend of December 5th, and 6th 2020 and the vending space was selling for $70 per booth.
At this time the police department would like to confirm that there is not a craft fair scheduled at the Recreation Center during the above mentioned weekend. The police department would also like users to remain vigilant and please report any type of online activity you feel may be criminal in nature."
If you're ever suspicious about anything you see or read online, it's always a good idea to do a little extra checking to be sure you're not being scammed out of your hard-earned money.