U.S. Army Says Military Draft Texts Are Fake and a Scam
It seems like nothing is sacred to scam artists and now the U.S. Army is warning that "draft" texts that are circulating are fake and a scam.
The texts seem to have originated in California and the messages are asking young men to contact the US Army Referral Program. If you know someone who gets a text saying they've been drafted, it's fake.
There hasn't been a draft since 1973 and according to the Army, it would take a lot for there to be draft today. It takes an act of Congress to ratify a draft and only in dire circumstances.
Men 18-35 are still required to register with Selective Service but the texts and scams aren't legit and someone is spreading undue fear among young men.
You can read more about the texts and scams here.