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Fake draft notices cross the country

Draft Fraud Alert

FORT KNOX, Ky. (KIFI/KIDK) - If you see a text advising you that you're being drafted, don't believe it.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command says a number of fraudulent text messages telling people they have been selected for a military draft are circulating through the country.

Recruiters advise the texts are false and were not initiated by their command or the U.S. Army.

The command pointed out that the military draft has not been in effect since 1973. The military has been a volunteer force since then. Registration for Selective Service does not enlist a person into the military.

"The Selective Service System is conducting business as usual," according to the Selective Service System's official Facebook page. "In the event that a national emergency necessitates a draft, Congress and the President would need to pass official legislation to authorize a draft."

If you do decide to volunteer to serve in the U.S. Army, contact a local Army recruiting office.

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