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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - May 2019

100 reports:

Amazon 26th May 2006
Urgent Notification

"'s credit card website has been upgraded."

BancorpSouth 26th May 2006
Account Information

"This is your official notification that the service(s)
listed below will be deactivated and deleted if not
renew immediately.

HSBC 26th May 2006

"HSBC sent this message for the following reason:"

Nationwide Bank 26th May 2006
Internet Banking Service Upgrade Alert ! (Update Your
Bank Details)

"Nationwide Bank Plc is hereby announcing the New
Security Upgrade.

Abbey Bank 26th May 2006

"Abbey National PLC is proud to announce our new
Security Plan, to help reduce the abuse on our online
Banking and guide you from frequently fraud
transactions and also keep your investments in safety.

PayPal 26th May 2006
Activate Your Paypal Account!

"To complete your PayPal account, you must click the
link below and enter your password on the following
page to confirm your email address.

Halifax 27th May 2006
Notification of Account Security Measures

"Our Technical Service department has recently updated
our Secure Sockets Layer(SSL).

Barclays Bank 27th May 2006
Barclays Bank Recent Fraud Notice - Upgrade To New

"We never ask you to enter your Credit Card Information
and contact infomation on the internet or over the
phone To learn how to protect yourself against
"phishing" and other "identity theft" please spend a
few minutes to upgrade to our latest security.

Regions 27th May 2006
Regions© Notice Departament

"Please LOGIN to your bank account:"

eBay 27th May 2006
TKO NOTICE: eBay Bid Cancelled

"The following is a notice from eBay Trust and Safety

NCUA 27th May 2006
NCUA - Important Notice

"In Order to maintain the integrity of the entire
National Credit Union Administration ) is running an
data base update .

eBay 27th May 2006
Question from eBay Member

"eBay sent this message to jo you (from go_scoot)."

Co-operative Bank 28th May 2006
The Co-operative Bank p.l.c. Attention (Needed Update
Account Information)

"In connection with hard increase of fraud level for the
first month of this year The Co-operative Bank p.l.c.
takes operative actions on struggle with fraud and to
increase the safety of our clients.

BancorpSouth Bank 28th May 2006
Security Measures

"As part of our security measures, BancorpSouth Bank has
developed a security program agaisnt the fraudulent

Barclays Bank 28th May 2006
Barclays Bank PLC. Online Banking Department - Fraud

"You have received this email because we have strong
reason to believe that your Barclays account had been
recently compromised.

Nationwide 28th May 2006

"Please note that Your Naionwide's Internet Banking
Account is about to expire.

Moneybookers 28th May 2006
Important Message from Customer Support

"This message confirms your activation of the
Moneybookers account.

Commonwealth Bank 28th May 2006
Commonwealth Bank: New security features.

"1. Manage your daily withdrawal limits online"

BancorpSouth Bank 29th May 2006
Message from Online Security Department

"This message confirms the activation of your
Moneybookers account.

PayPal 29th May 2006
PayPal Notification : Your account is suspended

"Our comprehensive fraud-prevention program is one of
the key reasons PayPal is a safe way to pay online.

Halifax Bank 29th May 2006
Re-Confirm Alert(Your Online Banking Suspended)

"This email was sent to you today from our secure SSL
Server to verify your account informations.

eBay 29th May 2006
IMPORTANT : Confirm Your eBay Account

"eBay sent this message to our member"

BancorpSouth 29th May 2006
BancorpSouth© Security Meassures

"We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that
your BancorpSouth Internet Banking account may have
been accessed by an unauthorized third party.

BancorpSouth 29th May 2006
BancorpSouth's Credit Card Website Has Been Upgraded

"BancorpSouth's credit card website has been upgraded."

PayPal 30th May 2006
Receipt of Your Payment to LWPELECTRONICS

"This email confirms that you have paid LWPELECTRONICS
( $774.99 USD using PayPal.

Bank of America 30th May 2006
Update account information

"Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the
Bank of America account we have issued this warning

Regions Bank 30th May 2006
The Strength To Help You Do More

"It has come to our attention that your account needs to
be confirmed due to the recent changes we have made to
our Online Banking system.

National Australia Bank 30th May 2006
National Australia Bank: Forced security measures!

"We have received the information, that some people have
unauthorized access to some internet banking accounts.

eBay 30th May 2006
eBay Payment Reminder - Action Required

"eBay sent this message to (xxx)."

NCUA 30th May 2006
Important Security Renewal (Code: C840-L001-Q190-T1812)

"This notice informs you that your Credit Union bank has
joined our National Credit Union(NCU/FCU/CU) network.

PayPal 31st May 2006
New PayPal Security Center

"Introducing the New PayPal Security Center"

Halifax Bank 31st May 2006
Update Your Account

"Our new security system will help you to avoid
frequently fraud transactions and to keep your
deposited funds in safety.

Bank of Hawaii 31st May 2006
Software Upgrade

"Technical services of the Bank of Hawaii are carrying
out a planned software upgrade.

JPMorgan & Chase Co. 31st May 2006
Get $20 for completing our short survey

"In return we will credit $20.00 to your account - Just
for your time!

PayPal 31st May 2006
New email address added to your account

"You have added as a new email
address for your account.

Barclays Bank 31st May 2006
Barclays Bank PLC.

"Because of the rapid increase in cases of fraudulent
activity in the field of online banking, we
implemented a number of methods which increase the
security level.

Citibank 1st June 2006
Important Notification

"One of our highest priorities is to ensure your privacy
and peace of mind by employing some of the most
advanced online security measures in the industry.

HSBC Bank 1st June 2006
Online Activity Verification

"It has come to our attention that your HSBC Online
account information needs to be updated as part of our
continuing commitment to protect your account and to
reduce the instance of fraud on our website.

North Fork Bank 1st June 2006
ID: 94307 - North Fork Bank Online website has been

"My NFB Online website has been upgraded."

Paypal 1st June 2006
ATTN:Paypal Security Devision Account Verification #

"Your account has been placed under "Suspended Status"
by PayPal because our records indicate your account was
involved in activities that violate our TOS (Terms Of
Service) Agreements and policies.

eBay 1st June 2006
eBay account notification -

"We are writing to alert you that your balance is not
paid, because your debit card declined eBay's attempt
to charge your monthly invoice amount to your card.

Bank of America 1st June 2006
Bank of America Alert: Online ID Looked Up

"The "Forgot ID?" link on was used
to view your Online ID and enter your Bank of America
Online Banking Account on 5/30/2006.

Chase Bank 2nd June 2006
Customer Survey - Get $20 Reward

"We kindly asks you to take part in our quick and easy

WAMU 2nd June 2006
Washington Mutual - Important Notice

"We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your
Washington Mutual online banking account from a foreign
IP address and we have reasons to believe that your
account was hacked by a third party without your

Bank of America 2nd June 2006
SSL Security Upgrade.

"Because of the recent upgrade in our software system,
we believe that, there might be some security problem
on you account.

RBS 2nd June 2006
Important About Your Digital Banking

"Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the
Royal Bank Of Scotland account we have issued this
warning message.

RBS 2nd June 2006
Update Your Royal Bank Account.

"It has come to our attention that your RBS® account
information needs to be updated as part of our
continuing commitment to protect your account and to
reduce the instance of fraud on our website.

Citibank 2nd June 2006
Account Blocked

"Your Online Banking is Blocked"

PayPal 3rd June 2006
Unauthorized access to your PayPal account!

"if you choose to ignore our request,you leave us on
choice but to temporarily suspend your account.

eBay 3rd June 2006
Ebay ID Verification

"During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and
verification procedures, we have detected a slight
error in your billing information.

Halifax Bank 3rd June 2006
Your Account Has Been Suspended

"We appreciate your support and understanding as we
work together to keep Halifax Bank a safe place to do

eBay 3rd June 2006
Question From eBay Member

"Question from kell"

eBay 3rd June 2006
Receipt of Your Payment

"This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment
of $47.85 USD to for an eBay item.

Chase Bank 3rd June 2006
New message from Chase Bank Fraud Department

"JP Morgan Chase. is committed to providing the highest
quality customer service and security to its

Florida Credit Union 4th June 2006
Florida C.U Important Issue

"Our latest security system will help you to avoid
possible fraud actions and keep your investments in

Wells Fargo 4th June 2006
Wells Fargo® New DB : 16629

"All Wells Fargo Clients must update their accounts
before 03.05.2006 due to our security update.

Barclays Bank 4th June 2006
Security Alert (Secure Your IBank Online Access)

"In connection with the high increase of frauds and
scams in the past few weeks,...

Lloyds TSB Bank 4th June 2006
Lloyds TSB Bank- Online Banking Alert(Update Your

"Dear Customer, Our New security system will help you to
avoid frequent fraud transactions and to keep your
invsetments in safety.

PayPal 4th June 2006
Notification of Limited Account Access

"Jan. 21, 2006: We have reason to believe that your
account was accessed by a third party.

VISA 4th June 2006
VISA Credit Cards Online. Department Notice


MidAmerica Bank 5th June 2006
Security Measures

"This is your official notification from MidAmerica Bank
that the service(s) listed below will be deactivated
and deleted if not renewed immediately.

eBay 5th June 2006
eBay Listing Removed: Misleading Title (=LS 12362

"We appreciate that you chose eBay to list your item."

Chase Bank 5th June 2006
Chase Administration READ NOW !!!

"If you don't see the graphics, click here to view."

eBay 5th June 2006
Message from eBay Member

"Do not reply to this email ."

Chase 5th June 2006
Chase Bank Alert Message

"We recently noticed the following issue on your

PayPal 5th June 2006
PayPal Notification: Update Your Information

"It has come to our attention that 98% of fraudilent
transactions are caused by members using stolen credit
cards to purchase or sell non existant items.

AOL 6th June 2006
Your Membership Details!

"Our technical service department has recently updated
our User database, and due to software upgrade we
kindly ask you to follow the reference given below to
confirm Your membership details.

Barclays Bank 6th June 2006
Barclays security important alert!

"Barclays Online Login"

PayPal 6th June 2006
Resolution Notice to xxx

"PayPal's service builds on the existing financial
infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and
utilizes the world's most advanced proprietary fraud
prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time
payment solution.

VISA 6th June 2006
VISA Update - Credit Card Blocked

"VISA is devoted to keeping a safe environment for its
community of consumers and producers.

AOL 6th June 2006
Dear CitiCard Member

"You were referred to this location because your credit
card information on file for last month Was not
accepted by CitiCard's payment processing system.

eBay 6th June 2006
Question from eBay Member

"eBay sent this message to jo you (from ukseller)."

PayPal 7th June 2006
Paypal Security Measures

"You are receiving this notification because, our IP
sentinel has detected a strange IP using your PayPal

HSBC Bank 7th June 2006
Confirm Your Online Payment

"We noticed that you have transfered some money from
your account and would like to take extra security
measures to ensure that the transaction is not

HSBC 7th June 2006
Online Account Review

"Due to our concerns, for the safety and integrity of
your Online Account, we have issued this warning

eBay 7th June 2006
FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension - User
Agreement - Abusing eBay

"To avoide this suspension please login into you account
and follow the instructions:

AOL 7th June 2006
Credit Card Declined Notice

"We recently attended to charge you $23.90 for your
unlimited cycle use plan and your credit card issuer
denied payment to our billing system.

Nationwide Bank 7th June 2006
Secure Your Account details

"We are cordially informing you of the fraud email that
are reported to us from some of our customers and it
dues to act of fraudsters, to secure and protect your
account details.

Bank Of America 8th June 2006
Online® Account Ownership Verification !

"To lift up this restriction, you have to complete our
verification process.

PayPal 8th June 2006
Security Improved !

"From this month we have improved our security system ."

eBay 8th June 2006
Dear eBay Member

"We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be
limited if you don't re-update your account

Bank of America 8th June 2006
Account Update Required . Update ASAP.

"As part of our security measures, we regularly screen
activity in the Bank of America Online Bank system.

Lloyds TSB Bank 8th June 2006
Protect Your Account

"Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the
Lloyds TSB Bank we have issued this warning message.

NetSpend 8th June 2006
Account Information

"Due to recent fraudulent activities on some of NetSpend
online accounts we are launching a new security
system to make NetSpend online accounts more secure
and safe.

eBay 9th June 2006
Important Notice About Your eBay Account.

"eBay sent this message to You. (eBay member)"

Bank of America 9th June 2006
Update Account Required

"Bank of America online banking."

HSBC Bank 9th June 2006
HSBC Security Improvements

"Click here to access your account"

Chase 9th June 2006
Account Update Service

"Chase Manhattan Bank."

Barclays 9th June 2006
Verify account information

"For your security, the profile that you are using to
access Barclays Online Banking has been locked because
of too many failed login attempts.

eBay 9th June 2006

"eBay sent this message ."

Chase 10th June 2006

"Whether you file by mail or online, your Chase credit
card offers a convenient way to pay your taxes.

Chase Bank 10th June 2006
Chase OnlineSM Informs You!

"During our regularly schedule account maintenance and
verification we have detected a slight error in your
billing information on file with Chase Bank.

Bank of America 10th June 2006

"Information provided below will be transmitted via a
secure socket layer connection !

eBay 10th June 2006
Question from eBay member

"Why dont you answer to my emails!!!"

E-gold 10th June 2006
E-gold Security and Fraud Department

"We are sorry to inform you that our automated system
Fraud Block got noticed the fraud activity on your
account in Egold.

eBay 10th June 2006
Question for item #4617314602 - 2003 Audi : A8 L LONG

"Question from icckk"

PayPal 11th June 2006
Security ALERT

"Due to the recent phishing attacks targeting PayPal we
are currently launching a new security system.

Chase Bank 11th June 2006
Chase OnlineSM $20 Reward Survey

"Chase OnlineSM is doing a $20 Reward Survey."

Chase 11th June 2006
Administration of Chase and Co.

"For our security , we often screen activity in the
Chase Manhattan Bank system.

Barclays Bank 11th June 2006
Your account access has been limited

"To protect the confidence of your account access,
employs some of the most advanced online bank security
systems in the world and our anti fraud teams regularly
screen the banking system.