US Army says texts about draft are fake

There hasn't been a draft since 1973.

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US Army texts fraud

Texts about a draft didn't come from the US Army.

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In the days since Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike, some people in the US received texts saying they'd been drafted into military service. The US Army says those messages are fake. 

The US Army Recruiting Twitter account on Tuesday said text messages about people being drafted are "false and are not official Army Communication." Army Recruiting said it's received multiple calls and emails about the fake text messages. It added that the decision to enact a draft isn't made at or by US Army Recruiting Command, and a draft hasn't been in effect since 1973.

The hoax texts claim the recipient has been sent multiple correspondences by the US Army that have gone unanswered. It goes on to say the individual must reply or visit a branch office to prepare for deployment. 

President Donald Trump addressed the nation about the situation with Iran from the White House on Wednesday. He said no Americans or Iraqis were hurt in Iran's Tuesday missile attacks on two military bases in Iraq. Trump went on to say that Iran "appears to be standing down," and that the US would immediately impose new economic sanctions on the country.