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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - May 2019

100 reports:

Egg Bank 8th October 2007
Egg Bank Online© : Important Security Information

"Egg Bank has been receiving complaints from her
numerous customers concerning unauthorized use of their
Egg Bank Online accounts.

Nationwide 8th October 2007
Important Banking Mail - Nationwide Building Society.

"You have new message waiting in your Inbox Folder."

NatWest Bank 8th October 2007
Customer Mail: Your Account In Natwest OnLine Banking

"Dear Natwest Bank OnLine Banking customer!"

Wal-Mart 8th October 2007
Please confirm your information on our database

"Technical service of Wal-Mart is carrying out a planned
software upgrade.

Nationwide 8th October 2007
Unauthorized Transactions on your Internet Banking....

"Unauthorized Transactions on your Internet Banking"

E*TRADE 8th October 2007
Please Read

"We recently noticed more attempts to log in to your
account from a foreign IP address.

Nationwide 9th October 2007
Nationwide Customer Alert

"Please click on Sign in to Secured Online Banking to
continue Update your account information to the
verification process.

PayPal 9th October 2007
PayPal Notification

"To complete your During our Security and
Resolution Center regular maintainance it has come to
our attention that your PayPal Billing Information is
out of date.

Co-operative Bank 9th October 2007

"It has come to our attention that your account billing
updates are out of order.

Bank Of America 9th October 2007
Your Account Status

"Verification Required."

Nationwide 9th October 2007
Account Notice: Unable To Verify Your Account

"Account Notice:"

Lloyds TSB 9th October 2007
Online Notification of New Legal Notices

"Lloyds TSB online for business - Online Notification of
New Legal Notices

Nationwide 10th October 2007

"All Verified Accounts will recieve a Special Anti-Fraud
Protection, Which will reduce all risks of Online

Lloyds TSB 10th October 2007
Small Firms Loan Guarantee

"Have a workable business proposal but lack security?"

Nationwide Bank 10th October 2007
Important Update About Your Online Service

"Our Technical Service department has recently updated
our online banking software, and due to this upgrade
we kindly ask you to follow the link given below to
confirm your online account details.

Lloyds TSB 10th October 2007

"As a result we are making an extra security check on
all of our Customers account in order to protect their
information from theft and fraud.

Western Union 10th October 2007
Western Union Transfer Sent

"Your Money Transfer has been sent and its available for
pickup .

eBay 10th October 2007
eBay New Unpaid Item Message from mcgrewequipment:

"eBay member mcgrewequipment has left you a message
regarding item #140166917835

eBay 11th October 2007
SPKF NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension -Section 9-

"We are writing to alert you that your eBay account has
been suspended.

Bank Of America 11th October 2007
Notification:Re-Enroll Your Account Information

"To regain access, you must re-enroll your Account

Chase 11th October 2007
(no subject)

"We regret to inform you, that we had to freeze your JP
Morgan Chase account because we have been notified that
your account may have been compromised by outside

Amazon 11th October 2007
Important information about your account

"Greetings from!"

Citizens Bank 11th October 2007
Important Banking E-mail From Citizens Bank Financial
Group Corporate Banking

"Dear CitizensBank Internet Banking client!"

TCF Bank 11th October 2007
Unauthorized Transactions on your Internet Banking

"Unauthorized Transactions on your Internet Banking"

Bank Of America 12th October 2007
Account has been locked for your security on
19/09/2007. You must reset your Passcode.

"If you did not trigger this lockout, please try to sign
in to Bank Of America to confirm the lockout.

Lloyds 12th October 2007
Periodic Account Update

"As a bank we are used to thinking about security."

Wells Fargo Bank 12th October 2007
Important Notice!

"Security Precaution"

HSBC Bank 12th October 2007
*** HSBC Bank Important Notice ***

"Because of unusual number of invalid login attempts on
your account, we had to believe that, their might be
some security problems on your account.

Nationwide 12th October 2007
Nationwide Building Society security message - DJF7459

"Due to recent hardware failure and partial loss of our
database we decided to review our customers account
information to prevent security problems.

Abbey National 12th October 2007
Abbey National official update - HJD2206

"Our Technical Service department has recently updated
online banking security software, and due to this
upgrade we kindly ask you to follow the guide-link
given below to confirm your online account details.

Lloyds TSB 13th October 2007
Apply now for Business Guaranteed Tracker

"Lloyds TSB online for business - Guaranteed Tracker®"

WAMU 13th October 2007
Critical Update Required For Your Online Banking

"Online Banking Services"

eBay 13th October 2007
Response to Question about Item

"Please send me the money for this item or i will report
you to eBay.

Internal Revenue Service 13th October 2007
IRS Notification Tax refund (Internal Revenue Service)

"Note: Deliberate wrong inputs will be prosecuted by

eBay 13th October 2007
Question about Item #110180312826-- response required

"eBay member kwicindustries has left you a message
regarding item #120165667262

PayPal 13th October 2007
Notice Of Account Suspension

"Information Regarding Your account:"

CUNA 14th October 2007
CUNA: The Protector Plan Service


PayPal 14th October 2007
PayPal Email ID PP00521

"Your PayPal account has expired."

Bank Of America 14th October 2007
Important Message

"Due to concerns for safety,Your account has been
randomly flagged in our system as a part of our latest
security measures against Fraud and ID Theft.

Nationwide 14th October 2007
Important Notification: Your Online Banking Account
Access Limitation

"We are contacting you to remind you that on Oct. 01,
2007 our Account Review Team identified some unusual
activity in your account.

Nationwide 14th October 2007
Message Alert - change of e-mail address

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

Lloyds TSB Bank 14th October 2007
New Internet Security U P G R A D E

"This is your official notification from Lloyds TSB Bank
plc Alerts Previous notifications have been sent to
the Billing Contact assigned to this account.

Egg Bank 15th October 2007
Notice Alert(Upgrade Your 2007 Egg Bank Acount

"Dear Egg Customer New 2007 Upgrade"

Barclays Bank 15th October 2007
access denied

"Sign-In Protection Alert"

Granite Credit Union 15th October 2007
Please login to your Granite Credit Union account

"You have 1 new ALERT message"

Lloyds TSB 15th October 2007

"As a result we are making an extra security check on
all of our Customers account.

Nationwide 15th October 2007
Nationwide Security Alert:Unauthorised Transactions In
Your Account

"Important Notice:"

Flagstar 15th October 2007
Official notification:

"This email is your official notification from Flagstar

Wachovia Bank 16th October 2007
Online Access Code Restore

"Online Access Code Restore"

Citizens Bank 16th October 2007
Please Confirm Your CitizensBank Financial Group Inc.
Money Manager Identity

"Dear Citizens Bank Wealth Management client!"

Amazon 16th October 2007
new ALERT message

"You have 1 new ALERT message"

PayPal 16th October 2007
Receipt for Your Payment

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

NatWest 16th October 2007
Confirm Your Account Details.

"NatWest bank always keep your account and personal
details safe online.

PayPal 16th October 2007
Your payment has been sent

"Item Purchased: NEC MobilePro 900c Handheld PC PDA
Laptop WIFI, Manual.

Abbey 17th October 2007
Your card payment is overdue

"*******This message is for Abbey United Kingdom
customers only***********

Wachovia 17th October 2007


Bank of America 17th October 2007
BOA Security

"Due to recent account takeovers Bank of America is
requesting a new account verification procedure. From
time to time, randomly selected accounts are placed
under an advanced updating process based on merchant
accounts/bank relations and on-file credit cards.

Merrill Lynch 17th October 2007

"Merrill Lynch Enhanced Security Authentication"

Natwest 17th October 2007
Natwest UK - Official Mail

"Dear NatWest Bank On-line Banking customer!"

Wachovia Bank 17th October 2007
Protect Yourself, (Wachovia Bank Security Center)

"Financial institutions around the world have always
been subject to attempts by criminals to try and
defraud money from them and their customers.

Wells Fargo 18th October 2007
Update Your Wellsfargo Online Banking

"Dear Wells Fargo Customer :"

PayPal 18th October 2007
Please verify your PayPal account

"Please login to your PayPal account"

NCUA 18th October 2007
Your Payment is Pending

"Real payment ?"

Citizens Bank 18th October 2007
Citizens Bank N.A. Online Banking: Update Your Account

"Dear Citizens Bank Money Manager GPS user!"

PayPal 18th October 2007
Inactive users

"This e-mail is the notification of recent innovations
taken by PayPal to detect inactive customers, as the
database will be updated.

U.S. Bank 18th October 2007
U.S. Bank Transaction Completed

"Transaction Date: October/15/2007"

PayPal 19th October 2007
Receipt for Your Payment

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

PayPal 19th October 2007
PayPal Account® Posible Fraud - Notification

"We are currently performing regular maintenance of our
security measures.

Halifax Bank 19th October 2007
Halifax Online Access Verification Needed.

"We're making some exciting changes that will make your
online banking experience even better,We therefore
request you to verify your location.

PayPal 19th October 2007
IMPORTANT: Security measures, update your records!

"This e-mail was sent to you because we have detected an
error in your billing information on file with Paypal
during our regular schedule account maintenance and

Lloyds TSB 19th October 2007
Business account above agreed overdraft limit

"We are writing to make you aware that your account is
above your agreed overdraft limit.

E*TRADE 19th October 2007
E*TRADE FINANCIAL:Unauthorised Access to your Internet
Banking services

"Unauthorized Access Notification"

Lloyds TSB Bank 20th October 2007
Be confident you're protected with Lloyds TSB Bank

"Financial institutions around the world have always
been subject to attempts by criminals to try and
defraud money from them and their customers.

Nationwide 20th October 2007
Notice Upgrade Your Account Now

"Nationwide Building society has been receiving
complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of
the Nationwide online Bank Accounts.

Wells Fargo 20th October 2007
Your Online Banking is Blocked

"Welcome to Wells Fargo®"

U.S. Bank 20th October 2007
Important Message From Usbank

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

Abbey Bank 20th October 2007
Update Your Account

"If you are the rightful holder of the account you must
click your account type below and then complete all
steps from the following page as we try to verify your

Nationwide 20th October 2007

"During our regular update and verification of the
Nationwide Internet Banking Service, we could not
verify your current information.

eBay 22nd October 2007
Question from eBay member regarding item #128714572280
- 2006 Lotus Elise Blue

"If you don't answer me i'll be forced to report you at
eBay and i assure you that you will be suspended from

Abbey 22nd October 2007
Abbey National Internet Banking Access Verification

"Abbey National News Alert:"

eBay 22nd October 2007
Question about Item -- Respond Now

"Question from babuinii"

Abbey Bank 22nd October 2007
SecureYour Internet Banking Account Now

"In accordance with Abbey National Online Banking User
Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been
accessed from fraudulent locations, Your Online Access
to your account has been limited.

Nationwide Bank 22nd October 2007
Internet Banking Notice

"Nationwide Building Society always looks forward to the
high security of our clients.

Lloyds TSB 22nd October 2007
Personal and Business Account

"Personal and Business Account"

Bank of America 23rd October 2007
You have 1 new Security Message Alert!

"Click on the link below:"

Visa 23rd October 2007
Notification from Visa Credit Cards

"Notification from Visa U.S.A."

Halifax 23rd October 2007
Your online Statement No 6907

"Your statement is available for viewing on

RBS 23rd October 2007
The Royal Bank of Scotland: important security notice!
(message id: S412641957YD)

"We regularly perform scheduled maintenance for our
Digital Banking Customers.

eBay 23rd October 2007
Question from eBay Member -- Respond Now

"Question from 3lectronics"

Wells Fargo 23rd October 2007
Security Alert (Upgrade Your Online Information)

"Online Banking Alert"

BancorpSouth 24th October 2007
Financial Client Support BancorpSouth Corporate

"! Importance: High"

Barclays Bank 24th October 2007
Recent Changes In Your Account Information

"2.Multiple login attempt error while login in to your
online Barclays account

PayPal 24th October 2007
PayPal Security Measures.

"your online experience and renew."

Internal Revenue Service 24th October 2007
IRS Notification - Tax refund

"Internal Revenue Service Department Notice"

Wells Fargo 24th October 2007
Security Notification

"At Wells Fargo® we are committed to maintaining the
security of your accounts and personal information.

eBay 24th October 2007
Question for item #140165512609 - Pfaltzgraff Napoli
Melamine Childs 3 piece set NIB ZAK

"Question about Pfaltzgraff Napoli Melamine Childs 3
piece set NIB ZAK

Halifax Bank 25th October 2007
Additional Online Account Security Update.

"Measures we're taking to protect you and your data."

eBay 25th October 2007
Question from eBay member regarding item #288138602719
- Brand New Apple Macbook Pro Laptop Computer

"I have already contacted you but you are not answering,
give me your phone number because we must close our

Abbey 25th October 2007
Account Status Notification.

"Account Status Notification"

Abbey 25th October 2007
Abbey Notification: Secure Your Online Service

"Your security is important to Abbey National plc, we
confirmed a change on your banking details and if you
did not authorize this change, please verify your
details immediately at the secure server webform by
clicking the link below...