As America grapples with uncertainty regarding our recent involvement in overseas conflicts, a new scam has been unleashed.

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Scammers have made swift work of on preying people already filled with trepidation by sending text messages threatening, "You'll be fined and sentenced to jail for a minimum [six] years if no reply" claiming to be from the United States Army. The scam goes on to say that the Army has tried to contact the person, they've not responded, and basically that the text is their last attempt to reach the person for the "official Army draft" before legal action is taken.

The Department of Defense, the United States Army, and the Selective Service say that if you or someone you know receives a text message of this nature, to ignore it because it is a complete scam.

Department of Defense

In a post on their website, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command said, "The draft has not been in effect since 1973. The military has been an all-volunteer force since that time. Registering for the Selective Service does not enlist a person into the military."

[U.S. Army Recruiting Command]