No the Army isn't drafting you via text message (U.S. Army Recruiting Command).

There may be no bigger troll than a fake text telling you you've been conscripted into the United States military, and according to U.S. Army Recruiting Command, texts saying exactly that have been fluttering around the country.

"We tried contacting you through mail several times and have had no response," read one of the text messages. "You've been marked eligible and must come to the nearest branch in Jacksonville Florida area for immediate departure to Iran … you'll be fined and sent to jail for minimum 6 years if no reply."

But fear not, citizen: You don't actually have to report for duty immediately or risk possible jail time.

USAREC assured citizens in a statement on Tuesday that the texts are fraudulent. The U.S. hasn't had a draft since 1973, and even if it did, the Selective Service system would initiate the draft, not the Army, the command explained.

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