IRR Call-Up Scam IV
Joy Larkin e-mails this ABC News plea, posted yesterday: Are You a Member of the Individual Ready Reserve? E-mail Us
Army Reserve officials recently screened the records of thousands of members of the Individual Ready Reserve and drew up a list of 22,000 people with skills that are in demand given the military’s current manpower squeeze, as a result of U.S. commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A decision is expected soon as to how many may be called back to active duty. In fact, some members of the IRR have received phone calls from recruiters and retention officers saying they should volunteer for assignment to an active reserve unit or risk being assigned involuntarily.
ABC News would like to speak with you for an upcoming story. If you are interested in speaking with an ABC News producer, please contact us and include phone number(s) where you can be reached. We may also use your comments in our coverage on ABCNEWS.com.
What’s bizarre is that this story has been around for quite some time (in Internet time, anyway) and has been debunked here and elsewhere:
- IRR Call-Up? (May 13)
IRR Call-Up Scam (May 19)
Indeed, I’ve gotten so many comments on these posts that I wound up shutting them down because they became veritable Internet chat rooms as people arrived from links elsewhere and posted hysterical comments without bothering to read the posts that would have allayed their concerns.