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Posted on: August 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Crime Prevention Seminar: Fraud and Scam

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                 Contact:  Christa Kermode

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PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 16, 2021 — On August 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., the Purcellville Police Department (PPD) along with Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will host the second joint Crime Prevention Seminar. The seminar will take place in-person at Purcellville Town Hall (221 S. Nursery Ave.) in the Council Chambers. Individuals can also attend the presentation virtually, using the link provided below, Chief McAlister of the Purcellville Police Department and Deputy First Class Ethan Martin of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the seminar jointly, covering fraud and scam information, awareness, and prevention material. 


Nobody wants to be the victim of a crime, even a small one! It can be a traumatic experience and result in the loss of property, money, time, and your sense of security. That is why it is important to try to recognize frauds and scams, before they can occur. In order to help keep you, your information, and your loved ones safe; the PPD and LCSO have partnered to help inform citizens of simple things you can do to help prevent a crime from occurring. 


This information session on Fraud and Scam awareness will be a good starting point. Covering various types of internet, mail, and call scams, how to protect your credit and basic instances of credit card theft; how to be an educated consumer and maintain the security of your information, particularly when using the internet.


Citizens are encouraged to visit the Crime Prevention page on the Purcellville Police Department’s website to review tips on crime prevention, as well as the programs page available through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.


Citizens wishing to join virtually can use the following information for the GoToMeeting:


Crime Prevention Seminar 

Thu, Aug 26, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)


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The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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