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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - May 2019

100 reports:

Regions 31st December 2007
Regions Online Banking Verification

"We recently upgraded our Online Service to provide a
good services for all our Online Banking Users in
order not to be experiencing any difficulties
when signing to your Online Account.

eBay 31st December 2007
FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension -Section 9-

"eBay sent this message to your registered email address

Egg 31st December 2007
Customer Notices : Your Egg Online Bank Account Is
About To Expire

"Egg Internet Banking"

AOL 31st December 2007
Important: AOL Year End Subscription

"During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and
verification procedures, we have detected an error
with your payment information.

Northeast Community Credit Uni 1st January 2008
Northeast Community Credit Union online departament


Egg Bank 1st January 2008
Egg Bank: Invalid login attempts on your account

"We believe there is a problem."

HSBC Bank 1st January 2008
HSBC Bank - Your Online Account With HSBC Bank!

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

CitiBank 1st January 2008
Irregular Account Activity

"Action Required"

Abbey 1st January 2008
Abbey National Internet Banking Update

"Please click on log button below."

NatWest 1st January 2008
Switch To New Transaction Security Standard...

"Security Standard:"

Cahoot Bank 2nd January 2008
Security Alert Notice: Cahoot Gives Additional Security
Over The Internet

"Security Alert Notice:"

Abbey 2nd January 2008
Important Message About Upcoming Changes to Your Online

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

Wellsfargo Bank 2nd January 2008
Important Message From Wellsfargo Bank

"Wellsfargo Bank"

Natwest Bank 2nd January 2008
Natwest Account Access Verification.

"Verification Notice:"

PayPal 2nd January 2008
Receipt for Your eBay payment of $48.75USD

"This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment
of $48.75USD to for an eBay item
using PayPal.

Abbey 2nd January 2008
Alert: Upgrade Your Online Account

"Your access to Online Services has been suspended due
to a mis-match of access code between your Security

AOL 3rd January 2008
AOLŪ Member ( Your Account Suspension Notice )

"We were unable to process your most recent payment."

PayPal 3rd January 2008
About Your Paypal Limitation

"Security Center"

MidAmerica Bank 3rd January 2008
Failed Login

"This is a Security Alert you requested to help you
protect your account.

PayPal 3rd January 2008
Receipt for Your Payment.

"This email confirms that you have sent an eBay payment
of $42.75 USD to for an eBay
item using PayPal.

Wells Fargo 3rd January 2008
Account Update

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

Abbey 3rd January 2008
Security Reset


Regions Bank 4th January 2008
Important Security Message for your Access

"RegionsNetŪ Security Precaution"

PayPal 4th January 2008
Receipt for Your Payment.

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

Abbey 4th January 2008
You have a new message waiting in your Inbox Folder

"Click here to read"

E*TRADE 4th January 2008
Your Account is Limited for Online Services

"Dear E*TRADE Account Holder:"

Abbey Bank 4th January 2008
IMPORTANT *Update Your Abbey Bank Online Banking*

"During our usual security enhancement protocol, we
observed multiple login attempt error while login in to
your online Abbey account.

PayPal 4th January 2008
Receipt for item DVD Player Sony DVP-NS 39

"This email confirms that you sent $62.75 USD to

Abbey 5th January 2008
Latest News and Details From The World of Internet

"Security and Privacy Team:-Your Account Has Been

Abbey 5th January 2008
Online Account Status Notification

"Abbey: Online banking, Mortgages, Savings, Current
Account, Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Ins, Account
Service Alert.

Abbey 5th January 2008
Abbey Online Banking Accoumt Review

"Abbey National Plc in its financial policy to ensure
effective banking system of it's customers, is hereby
anouncing it's Annual account review.

Point Bank 5th January 2008
PointBank Center: Billing failure.

"To start the update process :"

Abbey 5th January 2008
Re-Update Your Account Informations for 2008

"As the New Year 2008 unfolds and we are upgrading our
S.S.L servers to give you a more secure and easy online

PayPal 5th January 2008
Receipt for Your Payment to Debbie's World RC Inc.

"This email confirms that you have paid Debbie's RC
World, Inc. ( ) $ 149.95 USD
using PayPal.

Internal Revenue Service 6th January 2008
Fiscal Activity - Tax Refund

"If you don't receive your refund within 9 business days
from the original IRS mailing date shown, you can
start a refund trace online.

Nationwide 6th January 2008
News Alert : What's New This 2008 ?

"What's New This 2008"

Abbey 6th January 2008
Customer Service: New Security Standard Upgrade

"We are sorry to inform you that your online services
has 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!.

Intelligent Finance 6th January 2008
IF United Kingdom Urgent Notice About Your Online
Service? -- ? id: 470

"Our Support Subdivision is running a scheduled Internet
Banking software upgrade

PayPal 6th January 2008
Payment Details

"This email confirms that you have paid $423.98 USD using PayPal.

Regions Bank 6th January 2008
Account Status Notification

"Account Status Notification"

Halifax Bank 7th January 2008
Your Online Account Security Measure !

"Due to concerns for safety, your account need's IP
protect verification this is to ensure that you only
have access to your online account with us in the past
we measure online account security protection against
fraudulent and theft because we have discovered some
unknown IP trying to log into two to three different
accounts within an hour, ...

PayPal 7th January 2008

"Important Security Update"

Intelligent Finance 7th January 2008
IF On-line Banking: Important Security Information

"Dear IF eBanking customer!"

Regions Bank 7th January 2008
Online Banking Alert .Upgrad Your Regions Bank Online

"Former AmSouth customers, please enter your Login ID
(Online ID) and password to Reactive Your Account.

Natwest 7th January 2008
Official Email For Client of National Westminster Bank

"Dear Natwest Bank Direct and Digital Banking customer!"

U.S. Bank 7th January 2008
U.S. Bank Security Service Notification (IMPORTANT)

"Dear U.S.Bank Customer ::"

PayPal 8th January 2008
Welcome to year 2008! Please read this important email!

"Due to recent changes in PayPal's Service Agreement you
need to submit additional details on your PayPal

eBay 8th January 2008
Question from eBay Member -- Respond Now

"eBay sent this message to Geoffrey Lang (JaneAFitch1)."

Abbey 8th January 2008
Online Access Supended

"Your access to Online Services is Locked due to a
mis-match of access codes between your login and Tan

Natwest 8th January 2008
Natwest Direct and Digital Banking Urgent Account Mail

"Our Maintenance Subdivision is doing a scheduled
Digital Banking Service update

eBay 8th January 2008
eBay Account Renewal Notice

"Automatic Reminder"

Citibank 8th January 2008
Oficial Notice From CITI-BANK

"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!

America's Credit Union 9th January 2008
Important Message - America's Credit Union

"This notice informs you that your CREDIT UNION bank has
network .

Zions Bank 9th January 2008
Internet Banking Security Upgrade (Renew Your Online

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

Abbey 9th January 2008
Security Upgrade

"Abbey National Plc is hereby announcing the New
Security Upgrade.

TD Canada Trust 9th January 2008
Account Status Notification [January 2008]

"Staying protected online"

RBS 9th January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland Direct Banking Service Urgent
Mail -- Ref: 9753

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Direct and Digital Banking
Service customer!

Barclays Bank 9th January 2008
Security Update

"Barclays Bank Plc is hereby announcing the New Security

Visa 10th January 2008
We detected suspicious activity

"As part of our commitment to fighting fraud we have the
right to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations
involving potential threats to the physical safety of
any person, or violations of the terms and conditions
for using Visa.

PayPal 10th January 2008
PayPal Investigation of the Received Unauthorized
Claim: Case ID #PP-373-249-603

"An unauthorized account activity claim was recently
filed against the following transaction:

Regions Bank 10th January 2008
Regions Bank Alerts: Update Your Online Information

"Online Access Code Restore"

Wells Fargo 10th January 2008
Wells Fargo Customer Support: Transactions Security
Standards Update

"Click Here To Restore Your Account"

e-gold 10th January 2008
e-gold Account - Security Alert!

"e-gold Account Department Notice"

MasterCard 10th January 2008
card verification

"MasterCard SecureCode Update"

NatWest 11th January 2008
NatWest OnLine Banking Important E-mail Ref: 8258

"Our Technical Department is running a scheduled
Internet Banking software update

NatWest Bank 11th January 2008
User Service: Your Electronic Banking In NatWest Bank
On-line Banking

"Our Support Subdivision is performing a scheduled
Electronic Banking software update

Natwest Bank 11th January 2008
Natwest Bank On-line Banking: Confirm Your Login Data

"Our Support Subdivision is doing a planned Digital
Banking Service update

Lloyds TSB Bank 11th January 2008
Internet Banking Update

"Lloyds TSB have sent you a mail to update your account
but still you are unable to complete your account
details,As a result of this, We are making an extra
security checking on all of our Customers account in
order to protect their information from theft and

Abbey 11th January 2008
Alert! What New In 2008

"Alert! What New In 2008"

Lloyds TSB Bank 11th January 2008
Security Alert (Lloyds TSB Online Account Holder)

"Please note that Your Lloyds TSB Online Account is
Temporarily disabled Due to some unusual numbers of
incorrect login attempts in your online access.

WAMU 12th January 2008
Technical Services Department: SSL Servers Updated

"As a part out our security measures, we believe that in
everything else, you deserve the best in banking and
therefore protective measures is been applied to
satisfy our customers need.

Egg Bank 12th January 2008
Verification Of Your Internet Banking Account

"During our regular update and verification of the
internet banking Accounts, We could not verify your
current information.

Citibank 12th January 2008
Citibank User Agreement: 47138

"Due to our New Bank Agreement, you are required to
confirm your account as well as the new Terms and
Conditions in order to keep using our payment services
and site.

Abbey Bank 12th January 2008
Abbeys Customer (Suspension Warning)

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

NatWest 12th January 2008
NatWest On-line Banking: Important Message

"Dear Natwest OnLine Banking user!"

HSBC 12th January 2008
Customer Notices : Account Expiry Notification

"HSBC Internet Banking"

Regions Bank 13th January 2008
Regions Bank Account Owner : Annual Security Updates

"Dear valued Regions Bank member:"

Wachovia 13th January 2008
Important Information Regarding Your Banking Account


First Banks 13th January 2008
Administration alert!

"As a Firstbanks customer, your privacy and security
always come first.

Key Bank 13th January 2008
Periodic Account Update

"Your Online Banking needs to be updated into our new

Abbey 13th January 2008
Re:Confirm Your Account Details

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

Lloyds TSB 13th January 2008
Re-Confirm Your Lloyds TSB Online Access.

"Re-Confirm Your Online Access."

HSBC Bank 14th January 2008
Account Verification.

"We recently notices one or more attempts to log in your
HSBC Bank account from a foreign IP address and we
have reason to believe that your account was hacked by
a third party without your authorization.

Regions 14th January 2008
Message Center; RegionsNetŪ Routine Maintenance

"Message Centre"

Bank of Lancaster County 14th January 2008
Important Member Service Information

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

NatWest Bank 14th January 2008
Verification Of Your Internet Banking Account

"NatWest Online Banking"

HSBC Bank 14th January 2008
HSBC Bank UK - Verify Your Account.

"During the regular verification of our internet banking
customers account we discovered some errors while
verifying your information.

NatWest Bank 14th January 2008
NatWest Bank UK Authorization Process

"Dear NatWest Bank Direct and Digital Banking member!"

Abbey 15th January 2008
Abbey Online Banking Accoumt Review

"Abbey Internet Banking is proud to announce about the
upgrade of our database and SSL servers, to provide a
good service for all our Online Banking Users.

Intelligent Finance 15th January 2008
Intelligent Finance Digital Banking Urgent: Update Your
Password REF: 6849

"Dear Intelligent Finance eBanking Online customer!"

PayPal 15th January 2008
PayPal Accounts Review Department.

"PayPal is committed to maintaining a safe environment
for our community of customers.

PointBank 15th January 2008
PointBank. : Your Account Can Be *SUSPENDED*

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

Scotiabank 15th January 2008
Security Update

"In an effort to keep our records up to date , please
take a moment to verify that your contact and billing
information on file are correct .

Wells Fargo Bank 15th January 2008
Wells Fargo Online Banking - email ID : HGNOFYTOPF

"The information we have on file for your Wells Fargo
account is incomplete or inaccurate.

Regions Bank 16th January 2008
Regions Bank Alert: Online Banking Update your account

"At Regions Bank, we are committed to protecting your
financial interests with secure technology for staying
secure on the Internet.

Wells Fargo 16th January 2008
Customer notice: data confirmation!

"Wells Fargo Bank is committed to safeguarding customer
information and combating fraud.

eBay 16th January 2008
eBay New Unpaid Item Message

"eBay New Unpaid Item Message from stoweart:
#763489239845-- response required

RBS 16th January 2008
Important Royal Bank of Scotland Group Email

"Our Technical Department is doing a scheduled website

Downey Savings 16th January 2008
Access your Accounts

"Downey Savings and Loan Association, F.A. has
temporarily suspended your account.

Nationwide 16th January 2008
Important Internet Banking Security Precaution

"Natwest Security Precaution"