The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will be hosting free classes on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams, fraud and burglaries.
Held in honor of Crime Prevention Month in October, the classes will be taught by members of the Adult Crime Prevention Unit.
Seeking to inform residents of the latest crime trends, the scams and frauds class will highlight cases common to this area and scams that could potentially find their way to Loudoun. Participants will learn how to identify scams, what to do if they're a victim and tips and tricks to help avoid becoming a victim.
The home security class will help residents learn how to prevent burglaries, covering topics like security systems, locks and lights, safes, hiding valuables and window security.
The scam and fraud prevention class will hold three sessions: Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Loudoun Station on 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling; Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Dulles South Safety Center on 25216 Loudoun County Parkway in Chantilly; and Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. at Woods Community Center at 44020 Louisa Drive in Ashburn.
The home security classes will hold two sessions: Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Dulles South Safety Center and Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Woods Community Center.
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