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Fact check: Beware of bogus text messages about draft

U.S. Army Recruiting Command fraud alert
Posted at 12:29 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 16:59:34-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The fear of war between the United States and Iran is behind our latest KRIS 6 Fact Check.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued an urgent warning on Tuesday about several fraudulent text messages telling people they have been selected for a military draft.

So, our Fact Check Team asks: Is the U.S. military enacting any sort of draft at the moment?

The answer is no -- there hasn't been a nationwide draft since 1973.

The U.S. military remains an all-volunteer force and military recruiting operations are proceeding as usual across the country, according the Army.

Additionally, the military would not responsible for issuing any draft notices.

It would be handled by another government agency outside the Department of Defense, called the Selective Service System.

The agency posted the following statement on its Facebook page, "The Selective Service System is conducting business as usual. In the event that a national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the President would need to pass official legislation to authorize a draft."