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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - February 2019

100 reports:

PayPal 30th June 2007
PayPal Service Agreement - June 2007

"Due to upcoming year 2007, and recent changes in PayPal
Service Agreement you need to submit additional details
on your PayPal account.

eBay 30th June 2007
eBay New Unpaid Item Message from jrpong32:

"eBay member jrpong32 has left you a message regarding
item #130119510438

eBay 30th June 2007
FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension - User
Agreement - Abusing eBay

"eBay sent this message through eBay message system."

Bank of America 30th June 2007
Online Banking Alert ( Your Account Has Been Blocked )

"We recently noticed some changes in your BANK OF
AMERICA Account Informations.

Barclays Bank 30th June 2007
Please update your account information

"This additional information will be asked during your
future secured login so, please provide all these info
completely and correctly otherwise due to security
reasons we may have to close your account temporarily.

Wells Fargo 30th June 2007
Members Support

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

Lloyds TSB Bank 1st July 2007
Attention! Confirm Your Internet Banking Information

"Lloyds TSB has been receiving complaints from our
customers about the service of the Lloyds TSB Online

Halifax Bank 1st July 2007
Halifax Bank Plc Customer Service: Online System

"The Halifax Bank Technical Department is performing a
scheduled software upgrade to improve the quality of
online banking services.

Lloyds TSB Bank 1st July 2007
Reminder: *WARNING NOTICES* Protect Yourself Againts

"Due to concerns,for the safety and intergrity of the
online banking community We have issued the following
warning message.

Bank of Lancaster County 1st July 2007

"We are sorry to inform you that your online payments
and transfers services are expired, and must be
renewed immediately, if you intend to use these
services in the future, and prevent any similarly
situations you must take action at once!

Bank of Lancaster County 1st July 2007
BLC - Notification Letter #16523

"Bank of Lancaster County temporarily suspended your

Wachovia Bank 1st July 2007
Periodic Account Security Precautions

"Wachovia Online is hereby announcing the new change in
Online Banking Service.

RBS 2nd July 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Confirmation Process

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Internet Banking customer!"

RBS 2nd July 2007
Attention: Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom
Customer ID: 6297

"Our Technical Unit is carrying out a scheduled Internet
Banking upgrade

E-gold 2nd July 2007
Update Your E-gold Account

"TKO NOTICE: A27 E-gold Suspension - Follow Instructions

Regions Bank 2nd July 2007
Online Form Released! (message id: CX496979135707E)

"Regions Commercial Customer Support Service requests
you to complete Regions InterAct Customer Form.

Downey Savings 2nd July 2007
Downey Savings Account Disabled

"We've noticed that you experienced trouble logging into
Downey Savings Online Banking.

Wells Fargo 2nd July 2007
Verify Your Account Information .

"Dear valued WellsFargo member:"

North Island Credit Union 3rd July 2007
IMPORTANT: Update your information on file with us

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

Downey Savings And Loan Associ 3rd July 2007
Downey Savings And Loan Association Survey!


Flagstar 3rd July 2007
Payment Pending.

"This email confirms that you have paid LWP ELECTRONICS
( $274.99 USD using Flagstar.

Co-operative Bank 3rd July 2007
Your card payment is overdue

"*******This message is for Co-operative Bank customers

CapitalOne Bank 3rd July 2007
CapitalOne Bank Online Banking Service - Customer's
Details Update

"Dear CapitalOne TowerNET client!"

CapitalOne Bank 3rd July 2007
CapitalOne TowerNET Services Confirm Your Internet
Banking Details

"CapitalOne Treasury Management"

CapitalOne Bank 4th July 2007
CapitalOne Alerts

"CapitlaOne Bank, wishes to announce the New Security

Nationwide 4th July 2007
Update Your Online Account Access

"We have currently updated our online banking SSL server
for better and secure online banking activities.

Lloyds TSB Bank 4th July 2007
Online Banking Compulsory Security Update Notification

"Over the next few days, you'll see a number of
initiatives that we'll put in place to make sure you
stay secure and to help you protect your Internet
banking information.

Bank of America 4th July 2007
Account Management

"You have received this email because you or someone had
used your account from different locations.

Barclays Bank 4th July 2007
Please Restore Your Account

"Our security department has recently updated our online
banking software, and due to this software update If
you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online
experience and confirm your personal records you will
not run into any future problems with the online
banking service.

eBay 4th July 2007
eBay Registration Suspension: Credit Card Authorization

"This message originated from eBay."

eBay 5th July 2007


Bank Of America 5th July 2007
Periodic Account Notification!

"Due to the high rate of invalid login attempts on your
account, we had to believe that, there might be some
security problem on your account.

Alliance Bank 5th July 2007
New Message from Alliance Bank

"Alliance Bank"

eBay 5th July 2007
Re: Question about item #260125098437 - Respond Now

"Response from oscargm1977"

WSECU 5th July 2007
$80.00 to your account - Just for your time! ( Don't
miss this chance to change something )


Lloyds TSB Bank 5th July 2007
NOTIFICATION (Verify Your Lloyds TSB Online Account).

"In our bid to secure all our customer's Account against
online fraud which has threatened to consume our
online banking services

Halifax 6th July 2007
Access Suspended !!!

"Our Technical Service department has recently updated
our online banking services, and due to this upgrade
we sincerely call your attention to follow the below
link and reconfirm your online account details.

Halifax Bank 6th July 2007
Halifax Bank New Online Banking Alert

"Due to the ongoing improvements, we kindly ask you to
update your online banking details byclicking here.

eBay 6th July 2007
Suspension Notice

"ebay uzer is suspended from eBay"

Halifax 6th July 2007
"IMPORTANT" Halifax Online Precautions

"Your Online Banking Is Temproarily Locked"

West Bend Savings Bank 6th July 2007
New Security System !

"Due to the recent phishing attacks targeting West Bend
Savings Bank we are currently launching a new security
system that will improve the level of member service we
can provide to you.

BB&T 6th July 2007
Official Notice For Customer of BB and T Business

"Dear BB and T Company USA client!"

Flagstar Bank 7th July 2007
Limited account access

"We regret to inform you, that we had to lock your
Flagstar Bank Online Access because we have reasons to
believe that your account may have been compromised by
outside parties.

South Side Bank 7th July 2007
Your Online Banking service is about to expire.

"This is your official notification from South Side Bank
that the service listed below will be deactivated
and deleted if not renewed immediately.

Warren Federal Credit Union 7th July 2007

"Warren FCU is opening a system where you must change
your password weekly fore more security .

WSECU 7th July 2007
WSECU Alert - Irregular Card Activity

"Irregular Card Activity"

Wells Fargo Bank 7th July 2007
Customer Roundup Update.

"Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the
wells fargo account holders we have issued this
warning message.

Bank of America 7th July 2007
Verification Required

"Bank of America is using this medium to announce new
security upgrades.

Bank of America 8th July 2007
Bank of America Online Account Suspended

"Bank of America Account Important Notice"

Halifax Bank 8th July 2007
Please Take 5-10 Minutes Out of Your Online Experience
And Update Your Halifax Account

"This email was sent by the Halifax Online server to
verify your e-mail address. This is done for your
protection , because some of our members will no longer
have access to their online banking and we must verify

Nationwide 8th July 2007
Banking Online Update Alert For Nationwide User

"Nationwide's Internet Banking always look forward for
the high security of our clients.

Bank of America 8th July 2007
Update Your Account

"Verify Your Account Details"

PayPal 8th July 2007
Notification from Billing Department

"Because of the inconvenience we are giving all users to
repair their missing data the next two incoming
transfers will be for free!

CIBC 8th July 2007
foregin IP security verification

"CIBC Online Banking security alert"

Capital One 9th July 2007
Your Capital One account have been locked!

"If you received this notice and you are not an
authorized Capital One account holder, please be aware
that it is in violation of Capital One polici to
represent oneself as an Capital One user.

Egg 9th July 2007
Egg Online Payment Successfull

"We've just sent an e-mail to
to let them know there's a payment waiting for them to

PayPal 9th July 2007
Verify your payment to

"Please confirm payment to POWERELECTRONICS
( $1599.99 USD using PayPal
and your Shipping Information.

M&T 9th July 2007
Your MT Web Banking Profile is Locked

"Account Locked"

Visa 9th July 2007
Visa Security Update !

"Protect your Visa card online"

Bank of America 9th July 2007
You have a new bill from Bank of America Credit Card

"You have a new e-Bill from Bank of America Credit Card
- Visa Titanium :

Earthmover Credit Union 10th July 2007
AlertMe offered by Earthmover Credit Union

"What is AlertMe?"

Wells Fargo 10th July 2007
Wells Fargo Security Service Notification (IMPORTANT)

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

Royal Bank of Canada 10th July 2007
RBC Financial Group - Please Restore Your Online Access

"Your Online Banking Is Blocked"

eBay 10th July 2007
Change Email Confirmation - Response Required

"This email was sent to you because your email address
was changed.

PayPal 10th July 2007
Your Payment has been sent to

"This email confirms that you have paid DIAMONDSMAJESTIC
Inc. ( $655.00 USD

Flagstar Bank 10th July 2007
Five Questions Survey From FlagStar Bank *


Regions Bank 11th July 2007
Regions Bank Notification Online

"Recently there have been a large number of identity
theft attempts targeting Regions customers.

Regions Bank 11th July 2007
New Message from RegionsNet® Online Banking

"Currently we are trying to upgrade RegionsNet Online
Accounts for security measures.

AOL 11th July 2007
Aol Message ID 63714 - From Aol Billing Services

"It has come to our attention that your AOL 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.

Bank Of America 11th July 2007
Online Banking access denied

"You have exceeded the maximum number of allowed
attempts to provide the correct sign-in credentials for
this account.

HSBC Bank 11th July 2007
HSBC Account suspension

"Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of the
online banking community we have issued this warning

Western Union 11th July 2007
Message From Customer Service

"We recently reviewed you account status and we suspect
that your Western Union Online Account may have been
accessed by an unauthorized third party.

Chase Bank 12th July 2007
Chase Bank Warning

"This is your official notification from JpMorgan-Chase

Regions 12th July 2007
Regions Financial Corp. ALERT

"This is your second notification from RegionsNet Online

Sun National Bank 12th July 2007
We're Listening

"In an effort to continually measure the service quality
given to Sun National Bank members we send out random
surveys asking for valuable feedback on how we are
doing and how we can improve.

Nationwide Bank 12th July 2007
Nationwide Bank Notice - Update (Action required)

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

JPMorgan Chase & Co. 12th July 2007

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

JPMorgan Chase & Co. 12th July 2007
Chase OnlineSM Alerts

"Checking and Savings > OnlineSM"

Regions Bank 13th July 2007
Regions Report: We were unable to reach you by

"As the Internet and information technology enable us to
expand our services, we are committed to maintaining
the trust customers have placed in us for protecting
the privacy and security of information we have about

eBay 13th July 2007

"eBay Confirmation Request - ID CODE: 00915731"

Capital One 13th July 2007
Your Capital One statement is ready

"RE: Your account ending in 0245"

HSBC Bank 13th July 2007
Confirm Your HSBC Account

"To ensure that messages from HSBC are delivered to your
inbox, please set your personal e-mail filter to accept
e-mail from

Bank of Pensacola 13th July 2007
Please authenticate and update your account by checking
the link below immediately!

"As the Internet and information technology enable us to
expand our services, we are committed to maintaining
the trust customers have placed in us for protecting
the privacy and security of information we have about

E*TRADE 13th July 2007
You have a new account statement from E*TRADE

"Your E*TRADE Securities account statement is now
available online.

eBay 14th July 2007
eBay - Account Information

"eBay sent this message to eBay Members"

E*TRADE 14th July 2007
Your account has been suspended


MidAmerica Bank 14th July 2007

"We regret to inform you that we had to lock your
account access because we have reasons to believe that
it may have been compromised by outside parties.

Bank of America 14th July 2007
Important notice : Restore Your Online Bank Account.

"Online Account Locked"

Wells Fargo 14th July 2007 Verification Service upgrade for your

"Encryption Rolling No: 4588909-0954346"

NAFCU 14th July 2007
Confirm Your Credit or Debit Card !

"We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that
your National Association of Federal Credit Unions
account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third

HSBC Bank 15th July 2007
Keep HSBC Bank in Safe Method

"2. Submitting invalid information during the initial

eBay 15th July 2007
FPA NOTICE: eBay Suspension - User Agreement

"Because protecting the security of your account is our
primary concern, we have suspended your eBay account.

Chase Bank 15th July 2007
Notification #33069 12/20/2006

"We've recently noticed that someone has made [5]
suspicious attemps to login into your online account
from this address, our security
commitment forces us to block your account temporarily
until you verify your identity on our systems

Wells Fargo 15th July 2007
Wells Fargo Security Alert:Online Account Reactivation

"We recently have noticed that different computers have
logged into your Wells Fargo Online Bank account,and
multiple password failures were present before the

Iowa Credit Union 15th July 2007
Dear Credit Union Customer

"Thank you for your patience as we work together to
protect your account.

Bank Of Ireland 15th July 2007
Verify Your Information

"Our Online Banking Security Team is carrying out a
fraud prevention exercise on all accounts, to reduce
and prevent Fraud on our online Banking system .

VISA 16th July 2007
Your Credit Card was cloned and used!

"Attention! Your VISA Credit Card has been violated!"

RBS 16th July 2007
Update Your Account

"Your Online Banking is Blocked"

Smile Bank 16th July 2007
Notice Alert (Update Your Smile Account Information)

"Smile is hereby announcing the New Security Upgrade."

eBay 16th July 2007
Question from eBay Member

"eBay sent this message from Cassandra Camille