HOAX: Military draft text claims recipient being deployed to Iran

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There have been numerous reports of people receiving text messages saying are likely being drafted into the military due to increased tensions in the Middle East.

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Fraudulent text messages and emails are reportedly being sent to young men around the United States indicating that they have been drafted into the military and are going to Iran, according to our news partners at Action News Jax in Florida.

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“A number of fraudulent text messages informing individuals they have been selected for a military draft have circulated throughout the country this week,” said the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

“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.”

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Some of the messages people have reportedly received state, “Greetings, we are contacting you in regard to the United States Official Military Draft,” reported Action News Jax.

“You have been considered eligible and must report to your nearest military branch for immediate departure to Iran. We have tried contacting you several times and have yet to receive a response. Please contact us immediately at the following number...”

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Receivers of these messages are directed to not respond or call the numbers listed, according to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

If there are any questions they recommend contacting your local recruiting facility.

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