ISIS wearing UPS uniforms? Online hoax so convincing it snares Alabama sheriff

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    ISIS wearing UPS uniforms? Online hoax so convincing it snares Alabama sheriff - AL

    An old online rumor about terrorists donning UPS uniforms is making the rounds again, snaring at least one Alabama law enforcement official who shared the hoax online.

    On Wednesday, Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore posted a message on his Facebook page
    to offer a warning about the supposed purchase of tens of thousands of uniforms from the delivery service. The message appeared to be coming from the Department of Homeland Security.
     
  2. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Now it because glaringly clear why we need to protect the uniform and make sure it never falls into unauthorized hands!
     
  3. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    See the part about old online hoax.
     
  4. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    True. A hoax. So far...
     
  5. werenotthepostoffice

    werenotthepostoffice deep down inside I really do not care

    So wearing my turban at work is a bad idea?
     
  6. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    More about not leaving uniform stuff in your personal car where it can easily be stolen. Don't leave a uniform jacket draped over the seat in the truck, lock it up in the back. Just basic common sense stuff.
    Now that our terrorist-in-chief is bringing in thousands of potential terrorists, we need to be more careful than ever.
     
  7. heybobby!

    heybobby! Member

    I've seen ups shirts,hats and jackets on eBay
     
  8. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    I'm wearing an ISIS uniform right now.
    Well... actually it's olive oil.
     
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  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Because our uniforms would be so difficult to reproduce.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The brown color is trademarked. They would get in big trouble if they copied it.
     
  11. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Pullman brown. If they have a death wish trouble don't concern them.
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It started as Pullman brown but was later changed to the trademarked UPS brown.
     
  13. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Oh well, I sure They wouldn't want to get into any trademark infringements before they kill a bunch of people.
     
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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    That will scare them.
     
  15. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Evidently no one told the uniform companies over the last dozen years.

    My closet has multiple shades of brown uniforms and not just due to laundering.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Agreed. No two batches of uniforms have the same shade of brown. Even before they fade. Fading isn't as much of an issue though since the new uniforms fall apart before they can fade.

    https://www.quora.com/How-did-UPS-trademark-the-color-brown
     
  17. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    If they're gonna use some facsimile of our uniform to commit a terrorist act, at least make them work for it. Wouldn't ever want the news to broadcast the a handful of jihadists obtained their cover by busting a window out of my personal car.