GREENFIELD, Ind. — Greenfield police are warning residents to be wary of online scammers this holiday shopping season. This comes after several residents tell FOX59 a potential scam is going around on Facebook.

Loreen Trent is one of at least six women who showed up to the Hancock County Public Library on September 11 to find out the front desk had no record of the class she was about to take.

“There was about five of us and we were all looking around for [our instructor,]” said Trent. “Right away I thought, ‘Oh my goodness! I just gave her my $120 and it’s gone!’”

Trent said she saw a social media post on a local community Facebook group offering blanket-knitting classes. She said she assumed the classes were locally run, so she signed up for a class on September 11 and was asked to pay $120 upfront.

However, Trent and several other women claim their instructor, Hannah Armpriester, never showed up and failed to respond to messages asking when she would arrive.

“We just said, ‘Well we need to call the police and let them know we’re being scammed,’” said Trent.

Text messages show Trent requested a refund that same day, but Armpriester failed to issue her refund for several weeks.

“I texted her again and said, ‘Hey, I don’t have my money. What’s happened?’ And she said she couldn’t send it to me because she was out…

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