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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - May 2019

100 reports:

RBS 21st September 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Plc Client Notice: Details

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Internet Banking user!"

RBS 21st September 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Digital Banking Service: Please
Confirm Your Banking Password

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom user!"

Wachovia 21st September 2007
Your Wachovia Account Has Been Suspended

"We are very sorry to inform you that:"

Bank of America 21st September 2007
Your online banking is blocked

"Your Online Banking is Blocked, It has come to our
attention that your bank 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.

Abbey 22nd September 2007
Comfirm Your Online membership Details Now!!!

"Due to multiple attempt error while trying to login in
to your online Abbey Account.

MasterCard 22nd September 2007
Your MasterCard Credit Card Status = Declined !

"To restore your Credit Card status please click on the
link below:

Bank of America 22nd September 2007
Online Survey - Get $20 added to your account in 2

"To continue please click the link:"

PayPal 22nd September 2007
Please complete the survey and get your rewards.


APEX ACH 22nd September 2007
Attention APEX ACH Business Owners!

"We are ready to tell you that we have attained high
level of security and we are keeping up with the times.

Nationwide 22nd September 2007
Restore your Online access for online banking

"Security for communications and transactions over the
Internet is important for both the Nationwide Bank and
our customers, ...

eBay 23rd September 2007
Invoice for eBay purchases - item # 320158599423, Nike
Air TN 110 Trainers White/Silver LTD Size 9

"Nike Air TN 110 Trainers White/Silver LTD Size 9"

e-gold 23rd September 2007
***** e-gold account verification required *****

"***** e-gold message ID: RUF9829OPI *****"

eBay 23rd September 2007
Question from eBay Member regarding Item #99054574368

"Question from ezlinxnet"

Bank of America 23rd September 2007
Your account has now been locked as a security

"INTI0724 Authentication failure: Your account is

Bank Of America 23rd September 2007
Online Banking Passcode Reset

"Online Banking Passcode Reset"

Halifax 23rd September 2007
Halifax United Kingdom Important: Update Your Identity
Code: 154

"Dear Halifax Money Online user!"

Halifax Bank 24th September 2007
Online Security Notice

"Halifax Plc, has been receiving complain from her
numerious customers for an unauthorised use of their
Halifax Online Accounts.

Capital One Bank 24th September 2007
Customer Service Notification * Your Online Banking is
Blocked *

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

Bank of America 24th September 2007
Important Notice from Bank of America Billing Center

"To confirm your Online Banking records click on the
following link:

Nationwide 24th September 2007
SECURITY ALERT{fraudulent and unauthorized transactions
on your internet banking account}

"Our utmost concern is the security of our Internet
banking users.

Nationwide 24th September 2007
New Message From Nationwide Security Department

"Nationwide Internet Banking is constantly working to
increase security for all Online Banking users.

Internal Revenue Service 24th September 2007
Notification of Tax Refund on your VISA or MasterCard

"Notification of Tax Refund on your VISA or MasterCard

PayPal 25th September 2007
Unusual Activity Detected In Your Account

"To get started, please go directly to log in to your
PayPal account and perform the steps necessary to
restore your account access as soon as possible.

Lloyds TSB Bank 25th September 2007
Protection

"No virus found in this incoming message."

Amazon 25th September 2007
Refund Initiated

"Order# 736-8937389-4057158"

Bank Of America 25th September 2007
Bank Of America Alert: Account Limitation

"We have reason to believe that your account was
accessed by a third party.

Amazon 25th September 2007
Verify Your E-mail Address

"We have received a request to verify that the e-mail
address we have on file with this account belongs to

Nationwide 25th September 2007
Re-Confirm Your Online Access For Online Banking

"Nationwide Building Society is committed to
Safeguarding our customers financial account and
personal identification.

Nationwide 26th September 2007
Email Alert

"We are glad to inform you, that our bank is switching
to new transactions security standards.

Bank Of America 26th September 2007
Bank Of America Urgent Notice!

"You have 1 new Security Message!"

Citibank 26th September 2007
Please Authorize Your Citibank UK Banking Service

"Dear Citigroup Internet Banking member!"

RBS 26th September 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Direct Banking Service: Urgent
Security Mail For All Userss

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Plc customer!"

PayPal 26th September 2007
Customer Service

"Click here to visit the Resolution Center and complete
the steps to remove limitations.

Lloyds TSB 26th September 2007
Lloyds TSB Online Alert : Unauthorized Internet Access

"Unauthorized Internet Access Notifications"

Nationwide 27th September 2007
Account Status Notification

"Please click on https// to continue

Wachovia Bank 27th September 2007
Important Notification from Wachovia Online Banking

"Due to this recent upgrade you are requested to upgrade
your account information by following the reference
below, using our new secure and safe SSL servers.

Ent Federal 27th September 2007

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

Bank of America 27th September 2007
Irregular activity on your account

"We regret to inform you that your Fleet Online Banking
account has been temporarily suspended due to concerns
we have for your financial integrity.

Citizens Bank 27th September 2007
Citizens Bank Investment Banking

"We are sorry to inform that the fraudulents with the
accounts of our bank have recently increased.

Nationwide 27th September 2007
change of e-mail address

"This e-mail address: has been added
to your primary e-mail address for your Nationwide
online account.

AOL 28th September 2007
AOL Notification: Account Update Needed

"To ensure that your service is not interrupted, please
update your billing information today by clicking
Update Your Account Informetion.

Citibank 28th September 2007
Citbank account alert

"Verification email"

Barclays Bank 28th September 2007
Security announcement.

"Hello dear Barclays International client!"

Bank of America 28th September 2007
SECURITY ALERT:Update your Bank of America profile

"You are receiving this message as a result of our
regular database maintenance scheduled for this year.

eBay 28th September 2007
Message from eBay Member Regarding Item #270159564231

"Question from noreen50"

Internal Revenue Service 28th September 2007
Tax Refund!

"To access the form for your tax refund, please:"

MidAmerica Bank 29th September 2007
Important Notification from MidAmerica Bank Bill Pay

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

eBay 29th September 2007
Question for item #19498874999

"Response from tertt2007"

RBS 29th September 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom Important: Update
Your Identity REF: 1641

"Our Maintenance Subdivision is running a scheduled
Direct Banking Service update

PayPal 29th September 2007
Receipt for Your Payment

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

Halifax Bank 29th September 2007
Online Banking Urgent Security Notice

"Halifax is constantly working to increase security for
all Online Banking users.

Wachovia Bank 29th September 2007
Unauthorized Activity

"We recently have determined that different computers
have logged onto your Online Banking account, and
multiple password failures were present before the

NatWest Bank 30th September 2007
Online Account Review

"NatWest Bank Plc is committed to protecting your
personal data as well as your money.

Citibank 30th September 2007
Security Level

"To provide you with an extra level of security, please
verify your personal online account By visiting the
link below please commence the procedure of the member
login update:

Halifax 30th September 2007
Update Your Halifax Online Account.

"You are requested to follow the provided steps and
Update Your Online Banking details, for the safety of
Your Accounts by clicking :

Nationwide 30th September 2007
Authenticate Your IP On Our New Improved Secured Server

"We are experiencing the convenience of managing your
account online due to recent upgrading on our website.

Citizens Bank 30th September 2007
Money Manager GPS Online Services

"Caution: we continue to be informed that customers and
non-customers are receiving fraudulent phishing emails
requesting confidential information and credentials.

Citibank 30th September 2007
Citi Online

"Information Regarding Your account:"

Chase 1st October 2007
Chase Online Notification of New Legal Notices

"To get started:"

Chase Bank 1st October 2007
Critical Account Information from JP Morgan Chase Bank

"To confirm your Online Banking records click on the
following link:

PayPal 1st October 2007
Security Center: New PayPal Security Update

"You are required to upgrade your PayPal Account by
subscribing to our New Security Center.

Abbey 1st October 2007
Unauthorized Access to Your Internet Banking Account

"Unauthorized Access to Your Internet Banking"

Nationwide 1st October 2007
Ensure The Intergrity of Your Online Access

"Internet Banking News"

Citibank 1st October 2007
Information Regarding Your CitiOnline Account

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

NatWest Bank 2nd October 2007
User Service: Your Account In National Westminster Plc

"Dear National Westminster OnLine Banking user!"

Wells Fargo 2nd October 2007
Online Banking Update

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

Bank of America 2nd October 2007
Your Account Has Been Blocked - Restore Your Access Now

"Your Account Has Been Blocked"

Halifax 2nd October 2007
Introduction To A New Security Measure !

"Halifax persistently keeps vigilant watch over recent
acheivements in strife against network piracy and
continuously implements preventive works aimed at
maximal protection of our clients personal data against
security violation by fraudsters.

Citi 2nd October 2007
Your Online Banking Account has been blocked !

"Your Online Banking Account has been blocked on

Visa 2nd October 2007
VISA Credit Card Account Verification

"To get started, please click the link below:"

First National Bank of Santa F 3rd October 2007
First National Bank of Santa Fe IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

"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!

NationWide 3rd October 2007
Verify your account information

"1. A server error."

Co-op Services Credit Union 3rd October 2007
Urgent Notice!

"You no longer have access to the account registered
with this email address !

Abbey 3rd October 2007
Account Status Notification

"Abbey National plc Banking Security Team is carrying
out a fraud prevention exercise on all accounts to
reduce and prevent Fraud on our online Banking system.

Nationwide 3rd October 2007
Regarding Your Online Account

"Nationwide Bank Plc introducing New Security Measures
as part of our ongoing commitment to helping you stay
safe online.

NatWest 3rd October 2007
Official E-mail To All National Westminster Bank United
Kingdom Customers

"Dear NatWest Plc member!"

Nationwide 4th October 2007
Message Alert - You Have 1 Unread Message

"You have 1 unread message"

PayPal 4th October 2007
Recipient for Your Payment to

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

Lloyds TSB 4th October 2007
Security Alert : Unauthourized Access To Your Account


Abbey 4th October 2007
Account Status Notification

"Bank of Abbeyl has been receiving complaints from our
customers for unauthorised use of the Abbey Online

RBS 4th October 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Digital Banking Service New
Security Features Activation

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Plc client!"

Egg 4th October 2007
Avoid Account Suspension

"Please note that your Egg Financial Group Online
Account is about to expire.

PayPal 5th October 2007
Accept PayPal Policy Updates to Prevent Account

"In an effort to protect your moneybookers account
security, we have suspended your account until such
time that it can be safely restored by you.

eBay 5th October 2007
Alert: Confirm your online account.

"Account On-hold: Please Confirm your eBay account today"

RBS 5th October 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Direct Banking Service Online
Service Maintenance

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Group member!"

Lloyds TSB Bank 5th October 2007
Important Banking Mail - Lloyds TSB Bank plc

"You have received a new message from Lloyds TSB
technical department With Security Centre about the
new security update.

NatWest Bank 5th October 2007
Important Security Notice (Account Security

"News Alert:"

Monster 5th October 2007
2007 09:16:06 -0600

"Monster Technical Department requests you to complete
Online Employer Form.

Bank Of America 6th October 2007
Online Banking Profile Update Required

"Online Banking Profile Update Required."

MidAmerica 6th October 2007
Account Suspended

"Security Notice"

Lloyds TSB 6th October 2007
Security Alert : Your Lloyds TSB Online Account Is
About To Expire.

"Security Alert: Your Lloyds TSB Online Account Is About
To Expire

Wachovia Bank 6th October 2007
Wachovia Bank Account : Update Request 29736AX

"We now require you to re-validate your account

NatWest 6th October 2007
National Westminster OnLine Banking Alert - Please
Confirm Your Details!

"Dear NatWest OnLine Banking member!"

AOL 6th October 2007
About Your Aol Account Suspention !!

"Dear Valued Member, You have 1 new message from our AOL
team about your aol account Please click here

Bank of America 7th October 2007
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bank of America® Secure Account Alert

"Customer ID : 000-5432-654386-PSI"

Wachovia Bank 7th October 2007
Wachovia Bank Account : Update Request 29736AX

"We have recently discovered that multiple computers
have attempted to log into your Wachovia Bank Online
Account, and multiple password failures were presented
before the logons.

Natwest 7th October 2007
National Westminster Plc: Please Submit Your Banking

"Dear National Westminster Plc member!"

Nationwide 7th October 2007
IMPORTANT :- Security Alerts

"At Nationwide, we take our Internet Banking security

RBS 7th October 2007
Royal Bank of Scotland Group: Please Submit Your

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Digital Banking Service

Chase 7th October 2007
Verify Your Account !

"Chase Bank Account Review Department."