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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - February 2019

100 reports:

Bank of America 17th January 2008
Bank of America Alert: Email Address Change And New
Bill Added

"Email Address Changed and New Bill Added"

Regions Bank 17th January 2008
Regions Bank Email ID PP936

"Your Regions Bank account has expired."

Wachovia 17th January 2008
Wachovia Alerts


Egg Bank 17th January 2008
Egg Bank Account Management Notification

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

NatWest 17th January 2008
Urgent NatWest Digital Banking Message

"Dear Natwest Internet Banking user!"

Regions 17th January 2008
Secure Login

"Please login to your Regions Online Login and visit
the Message Center section in order to read the

Chase 18th January 2008
Chase Online Alert

"Note: This is a service message regarding your online
banking enrollment and/or log on.

Region Bank 18th January 2008
Your Online Session Is Blocked

"Your Online Session Is Blocked"

Natwest Bank 18th January 2008
Natwest Bank UK Online Banking Service

"Dear Natwest Direct and Digital Banking client!"

Amazon 18th January 2008 Please validate your account

"Account Security Requirements"

Natwest Bank 18th January 2008
Natwest Bank On-line Banking: Important Security E-mail
For User

"Dear Natwest Bank Direct and Digital Banking user!"

Abbey 18th January 2008
Account Notice.

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

RBS 19th January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland UK Please Update Your Password!

"Our Technical Unit is performing an arranged website

eBay 19th January 2008
eBay New Unpaid Item Message from joseftractorco:

"eBay New Unpaid Item Message from joseftractorco:
#330201344223-- response required

Regions Bank 19th January 2008
Verify Your Online Banking Information

"Regions Bank is sending a requests to all it's Online
banking members, to complete the the online Account
security process for 2008,For you to complete this
process you are to follow The reference link below
and enter required information As required by the
2008 Regions InterAct Confirmation.

Lloyds TSB 19th January 2008
Verification Notice: Security To Verify Your Online

"Verification Notice:"

Nationwide 19th January 2008
Nationwide's Security Advisory Alert: Online Banking

"Thank You"

Regions 19th January 2008
Update Your Online Banking

"We recently have noticed that different computers have
logged into your Regionsnet account, and multiple
password failures were present before the logons.

TD Waterhouse 20th January 2008
Update Your Billing Informations

"Thank you for banking online at tdwaterhouse ."

Bank of America 20th January 2008
Fraudulent Activities Detected on Your Account

"Fraudulent Activities Detected on Your Account"

Wachovia Bank 20th January 2008
Wachovia Internet Banking request.

"Due to the number of incorrect login attempts, your
Wachovia Internet Banking Account has been locked for
your security on 18/01/2008.

Wachovia 20th January 2008
Notification of Unauthorized Account Access

"We recently noticed one or more attempts to log in your
Wachovia account from a foreign IP address and we have
reasons to believe that your account was hijacked by a
third party without your authorization.

Abbey Bank 20th January 2008
Security Message Alert!

"You have 1 new Security Message Alert!"

Halifax 20th January 2008
Information Regarding Your Halifax Online Banking

"Verify Account Here"

PayPal 21st January 2008
Data Update Request.

"Dear custmer , Due to the large fraud activity
monitored in 2008 and many custmers registerd screen
names with fake information and so fraud billing
information,Paypal is taking an action against those
activity through new billing system co-operating with
members bank issuers.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia 21st January 2008
Commonwealth NetBank account Security Alert.

"NetBank Alert"

Langley Federal Credit Union 21st January 2008
Please restore your account!

"Langley Federal Credit Union temporarily suspended your

RBS 21st January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland Internet Banking Urgent Banking
Service Notice

"Our Maintenance Unit is performing a planned Internet
Banking upgrade

PayPal 21st January 2008
Refund your account !

"This email confirms that you have paid SH ENT
( $23.00 USD using PayPal.

RBS 21st January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland Direct Banking Service Please
Submit Your Details!

"Our Maintenance Subdivision is performing an arranged
Direct Banking Service update

Internal Revenue Service 22nd January 2008
IRS Tax Refund Notification - Please Read This

"IRS Notification"

Huntington National Bank 22nd January 2008
Huntington National Bank: new online security measures.

"Dear business customer of Huntington National Bank:"

Downey Savings 22nd January 2008
Confirm your Online Account Status ! ID :

"You have been chosen by the Downey Savings Online
Department to take part in our quick and easy 5
question survey.

Regions 22nd January 2008
Important: Limited Access Alert

"We recently reviewed your account because we know your
past experience, we are to protect your RegionsNet
Online account from being accessed by an unauthorized
third party.

Lloyds TSB Bank 22nd January 2008
You have 1 new Message

"You have 1 new Message."

RBS 22nd January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland Digital Banking Service Verify
Your Account - ID: 272

"Dear Royal Bank of Scotland Group customer!"

Natwest Bank 23rd January 2008
Natwest Bank UK - Account Update

"Dear NatWest Bank Direct Banking member!"

Abbey 23rd January 2008
Important Message From Abbey National Bank Plc

"Your Abbey Card balance is currently overdue and we
require an immediate payment of J43.97.

Regions Bank 23rd January 2008
Update Your Online Regions Account Information

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

Halifax 23rd January 2008
Billing Information

"It has come to our attention that your account Billing
Information records are out of date.

Natwest Bank 23rd January 2008
NatWest Internet Banking Official Mail

"Dear Natwest Bank Internet Banking client!"

RBS 23rd January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland Direct and Digital Banking
Service Alert - Please Verify Your Password!

"Our Support Unit is running a scheduled software

Regions Bank 24th January 2008
Periodic Account Overview

"Due to concerns, for the safety and integrity of your
Regions Online Bank account we have issued this
warning message.

Egg 24th January 2008
Potential Security Breach On Your Account

"Potential Security Breach has been suspected On Your

National City Bank 24th January 2008
National City Bank: Confirm Your Details. -Wed, 23 Jan
2008 08:40:29 -0600

"Dear business customer of National City Bank:"

Bank Of America 24th January 2008
Dear Bank Of America customer

"Customer Service: New Security Standard"

Abbey Bank 24th January 2008
Security Alert! Abbey Bank Account Holder, Secure Your
Online Account Access

"Privacy and Security keeping your financial information
secure is one of our most important responsibilities.

NatWest Bank 24th January 2008
NatWest Bank Direct Banking Customer Message: Account

"Dear National Westminster Bank Direct and Digital
Banking user!

RBS 25th January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland UK Confirm Your Online Service

"Our Technical Subdivision is performing an arranged
Internet Banking upgrade

Nationwide 25th January 2008
Nationwide Internet Banking Security: 155.136.80

"Personal and Business Account"

Abbey 25th January 2008
Abbey Online Banking Account Notification.

"You are here:"

HSBC Bank 25th January 2008
From The Worlds Local Bank : Account Access

"Account Access Notification"

Vodafone 25th January 2008
Sign up for Vodafone TopUp and receive £50 calling
credit free

"Free TopUp"

Regions 25th January 2008
Account Security Update

"Regions Bank has performed impressively in the past
year 2007 to make sure our clients are free from
online fraud.That is why we announced these urgent

Commerce Bank 26th January 2008
Commerce Bank: Confirm Your Account Details.

"Dear Commerce Bank customer:"

Abbey 26th January 2008
2008 Abbey General Message

"Dear Abbey Customers Upgrade"

HSBC Bank 26th January 2008
HSBC Bank Fraud Alert : Reactivate Your Account

"Important Message"

Equifax 26th January 2008

"Equifax Technical Department requests you to complete
ePORT Customer Online Form.

North Island Credit Union 26th January 2008
Your account has been limited.

"North Island Credit Union temporarily limited your

RBS 26th January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland UK Banking Service Maintenance

"Our Technical Department is carrying out a planned
website upgrade

RBS 27th January 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Activation Process

"Our Support Division is carrying out a planned
Electronic Banking Service upgrade

Regions Bank 27th January 2008
Online Banking Log-In Review

"RegionsNet Online Banking in its financial policy to
ensure effective banking system of it's customers, is
hereby anouncing it's Annual account review.

Abbey 27th January 2008
Secure Your Online Access.

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

Bank Of America 27th January 2008
Online Banking Alert

"Dear Valued Customer :"

Halifax 27th January 2008
Online Access Suspended

"your online account billing updates are out of order."

Egg Bank 27th January 2008
Urgent Attention (Egg Bank Ownership Verification)

"Egg Bank plc is hereby announcing new security upgrade

NatWest Bank 28th January 2008
Customer Reset: Activation Require

"National Westminster Bank is committed to ensure the
safeguard of each customer's personal information,
making sure only authorized individuals have access to
their accounts. It is all about your security.

Regions Bank 28th January 2008
Regions Bank Online: Customer Security Services Alert

"The Regions Bank Computer Security department has
detected a problem with transactions in your account.

Internal Revenue Service 28th January 2008
Tax refund - Online form

"Online Refund Form"

Abbey 28th January 2008
Secure your Abbey Banking account (01.25.2008 11:21)

"Protecting the security of our customers and the Abbey
Bank network, as a preventive measure, we have
temporary limited access to sensitive account features.

Abbey 28th January 2008
Your Abbey Online Access Has Been Suspended

"This to to inform you that your access to our online
banking service has been suspended.

Western Union 28th January 2008
Important information!

"Western Union has performed impressively in the past
year 2007.

PayPal 29th January 2008
Protect your sensitive information.

"We regret to inform you, that we had to lock your
PayPal Access because we have reasons to believe that
your account may have been compromised by outside

AOL 29th January 2008
Important : Alert about your AOL billing informtions

"This e-mail has been sent to you by AOL LLC."

Internal Revenue Service 29th January 2008
Tax Notification

"Tax Notification"

Natwest Bank 29th January 2008
Natwest Bank Direct and Digital Banking Confirm Your
Account Details

"Our Technical Department is running a scheduled Online
Banking Service upgrade

Abbey 29th January 2008
Verify Your Abbey Online Banking Identity

"Click the link below and then complete all steps from
the following page as we try to verify your identity.

Natwest 29th January 2008
National Westminster Bank Electronic Banking Confirm
Your Identity - REF: 4009

"Dear National Westminster Bank Electronic Banking user!"

Barclays Bank 30th January 2008
Barclays Bank Alert : Account Access Notification

"Important Notice:"

Regions Bank 30th January 2008
Your Account Has Been Suspended

"Our online banking security team has observed multiple
logon attempts to your account from different
blacklisted IP's, As a result we have issued this
security warning.

Downey Savings 30th January 2008
Security Alert - Unable to Confirm your current

"Technical service of Downey Savings and Loan
Association, F.A is carrying out a planned software

eBay 30th January 2008
FPA NOTICE: eBay Registration Suspension -Section 9-

"To remove any limitations, you are required to confirm
your eBay registration.

Regions Bank 30th January 2008
Security Alert: Update Your Regions and AmSouth

"Dear Business Customer Of Regions Bank:"

NatWest Bank 30th January 2008
Natwest OnLine Banking: Submit Your Login Records

"Dear NatWest Bank Digital Banking member!"

RBC Royal Bank 31st January 2008
Online Access Suspension

"It has come to our attention that your account Billing
Information records are out of date.

HSBC 31st January 2008

"HSBC The world's local bank"

Regions 31st January 2008
Access Suspended

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

HM Revenue & Customs 31st January 2008
Your Tax Refund Notification

"After the last annual calculations of your fiscal
activity we have determined that you are eligible to
receive a tax refund of Ł2,542.55 Please submit
the tax refund request and allow us 2-3 days in order
to process it.

NatWest 31st January 2008
Confirm Your Online Details

"Our records indicate that you recently added or made a
change to your Online Access information.

Abbey 31st January 2008
Internet Banking and Protection Issue

"Internet Banking and Protection Issue"

Natwest 1st February 2008
Urgent Notice : Your Natwest Customer Number Has Been

"Suspension Notice"

RBS 1st February 2008
Confirm Your Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom

"Our Technical Unit is doing a scheduled Electronic
Banking Service upgrade

ANZ 1st February 2008
ANZ Online Banking Security Update

"I am writing to let you know that, moving forward, we
will require you to fully adhere to the terms and
conditions of your account/s, including acceptance of
fee and charges where they have been levied in line
with our published tariff.

Abbey 1st February 2008
Your Online Account With Abbey!

"Abbey Client Service Team requests you to complete the
Customer Confirmation Form (CCF).

Natwest Bank 1st February 2008
Client E-mail: Your Login In Natwest Bank UK

"Dear NatWest Bank Direct Banking user!"

PayPal 1st February 2008
Activate Your PayPal Account!

"We recorded a payment request from "Internet
Safe-Shopping «»" to enable the
charge of $ 98.13 on your account.

NatWest 2nd February 2008
Important Message Update.

"Important Notice:"

Downey Savings 2nd February 2008
Online Banking DEACTIVATION : C0701973006 !

"You have 1 new ALERT message"

PayPal 2nd February 2008
activate your acount information

"It has come to our attention that your acount paypal?
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.

Fifth Third Bank 2nd February 2008
Account Access Verification.

"Dear valued Fifth Third Bank member:"