ORNL Federal Credit Union Warns of Fraud

If you are a member of ORNL Federal Credit Union, they ask you to be diligent about text messages that you may receive. They say that if the message doesn’t come from their registered text number, don’t reply to it or interact with it. The Credit Union’s registered SMS number is 897-52. You can save this number in your contacts.

The credit union asks that you never click on a link in one of these suspicious text messages. Do NOT click on any links within the text. Report the message to the Credit Union. Report the message to your mobile provider. They remind you that the credit union will never ask you, by text or by phone, to provide a one-time passcode.

Never share your password with anyone, even if they claim to be from a trusted financial institution.

Learn More About Fraud from ORNL Federal Credit Union.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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