Army warns of fake draft texts


RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – The U.S. Army is warning of a scam involving rumors of a military draft.

This is amid the tense situation between the U.S. and Iran.

The army says people have received text messages from what appears to be the selective service or the army, telling them they’ve been drafted.

To be clear, there is no draft in place right now.

An army recruiter says the reinstatement of a draft would be huge news and would require an act of Congress.

“It’s been more of a social media hoax of a draft and I think that’s the fear. It’s not something that has changed with the situation in the middle east or anything it’s just a social media hoax,” said Captain Teodoro Alvarez, company commander of recruiting.

There has not been a draft since the Vietnam War in the 1970s.

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