Are the US drafting men for WWIII by text?

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Army forces

The simple answer is no. No one is being drafted for WWIII in the US just yet. But people received text messages saying that they were drafted – the United States Army warns that the message is fake.

On Tuesday, the Army has put out a news bulleting warning people of fraudulent text messages from so called “recruiters”. Some messages even mentioned a local recruiting office for “immediate departure to Iran”. Others even sent threats, saying that if the person does not respond, they will “be fined and sent to jail for minimum 6 years”.

“U.S. Army Recruiting Command has received multiple calls and emails about these fake text messages and wants to ensure Americans understand these texts are false and were not initiated by this command or the U.S. Army,” the bulletin said.

If anyone is of draft age, there is no need to worry – yet. The tensions are high among young people after US forces killed the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week. The messages should be approved by congress and President before a draft could take place.

There were always warnings by Selected Service System, that any websites that charge people to sign up for Service are also fake.

It is not yet known who is sending these messages around and how they are doing it, but the Army security personnel are looking into the origins of these messages.

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