Possible phone scam targeting area veterans

Anderson County Veterans Service Director Leon Jaquet is warning area veterans of a possible scam.Leon himself has received phone calls from someone claiming to be the Veterans Services Officer that appear to come from a Clinton phone number in which the caller says they are calling to inform them of changes in the Veterans Administration and their benefits.

Leon stresses to all area veterans that he is not calling anyone and that this is most likely someone attempting to defraud our veterans. Do not give any personal information out over the phone related to your veterans status or benefits if you receive one of these calls.

If you do get a call like this, hang up and notify the Veterans Service office in Anderson County by calling 865-463-6803.

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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