U.S. Army warns text messages about a military draft are fake

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) Have you received a text message telling you you’ve been selected for a military draft? The U.S. Army says these messages are fake.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command sent out a fraud alert Tuesday warning people of the “fraudulent text messages”. The Army is reminding people that these text messages “were not initiated by this command or the U.S. Army” and instructing people receiving these messages to ignore the texts.

The USARC said that it had received several calls, emails, and text messages that falsely tell recipients to “report to the nearest branch” and that if the person does not, they would be “fined and sent to jail for a minimum of 6 years.”

The last time the draft was used was during the Vietnam War. Since then, the military has remained an all-volunteer force.

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(This story was originally published on January 8, 2020)

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