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Army warns of fake military draft texts

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 15:25:46-05

FORT KNOX, Ky. — The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is warning citizens of fraudulent text messages informing people that they have been selected in a military draft.

Messages have been sent to people across the country that say they have been chosen in a military draft and need to contact someone or go to a recruiting office.

The decision to enact a draft, which the U.S. hasn’t had since 1973, isn’t made at or by the Recruiting Command. If the national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the president would need to pass official legislation to authorize one.