Rented trucks stolen by presumed terrorists-Fiction!
Several Rented Trucks Have Been Stolen By Possible Terrorists–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An email from a person who says his or her father works for a federal agency in New York. The father says that more than 30 rented trucks from Ryder, U-Haul, and Verizon have disappeared within 24 hours. The message says most of them were rented by people of Arab descent. You are urged to try to be aware of rented trucks in areas of New York (the message mentions Albany) and stay away from them. Also, stay away from public places.
Spokespersons for Ryder, U-Haul, and Verizon say there have been no more trucks missing in recent days than normal and that they do not have any evidence that there has been a particular number of persons of Arab descent renting trucks.
The origin on the email is not known and there is no substantiation for what it claims.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Sorry for the mass email, but I got important news tonight.
My dad works for FEMA and he’s really involved with the goings on in NYC.
He told me that within the last 24 hours, more than 30 Ryder, U-Haul, and Verizon trucks have been reported stolen across the country.
The U-Haul and Ryder trucks were rented and then never returned, so they’re considered stolen. Many of them were rented by people of Arab descent.
I don’t mean to make any assumptions, and I certainly don’t want to scare you, but I thought you all might like to know. Be wary of these vehicles, pay attention to them, and don’t walk or park near them.
He said to stay out of major public places if at all possible (Crossgates, the Pepsi, downtown Albany, etc.) because recreational sites would most likely be hit on weekends. I’m sorry to cause alarm, but he told me it was ok to share this information.
If you’d like to foward it to anyone you know, feel free, as there is a possibility it might save lives. I hope everyone is doing well, and give those you love an extra hug.