Campbell County Sheriff Warns of Scam

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens of a scam, similar versions of which have been making the rounds all across East Tennessee. In this particular scam, the call appears to be coming from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and shows up on your caller ID as “423-566-5469,” which is the department’s actual fax number. When the call is answered, the scammer on the other end of the line claims to be with the CCSO and informs the call’s recipient that they either have a warrant out for their arrest, or that they have been subpoenaed to appear in court. Neither of these things are true, officials say, and you never give the caller any personal or financial information.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins says that his department does not contact individuals by phone regarding warrants, nor do they call about subpoenas. In both cases, those are typically served in person by uniformed deputies.

If you do receive a call from the number listed above, the CCSO asks that you try to get the caller’s name, rank and badge number, then hang up and call the actual Sheriff’s Office at 423-562-7446, which is their non-emergency office number.

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, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. 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 9 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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