Yet another phone scam making the rounds

Several citizens have notified the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office that another phone scam is making the rounds. The ACSO says that several residents have called and alerted them that someone has been calling and claiming to be from the ACSO’s Civil Process Unit.

During the conversation, the caller tells the recipient that there is a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for federal jury duty. The would-be scammer then asks the call’s recipient to send them money over the phone in order to avoid arrest.

As we always remind you, law enforcement officers do not make these types of phone calls and will never solicit money over the phone to make a charge “go away.”

If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately and never give out any personal or banking information to someone who calls you.

The ACSO says that if you have any questions, you can call to speak to a deputy at (865) 457-2414, extension 9.

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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