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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - February 2019

100 reports:

Lloyds TSB 2nd February 2008
Re-confirm Your Lloyds TSB Online Banking Details

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

Chase 2nd February 2008
You have 1 new message

"You have 1 new secure message"

Wells Fargo 3rd February 2008
Unauthorized third party

"We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that
your Wells Fargo account may have been accessed by an
unauthorized third party.

Abbey 3rd February 2008
Account Notification.

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

National City Bank 3rd February 2008
National City Corporation Consult NC: Please Update
Your Password

"Dear National City Corporation Corporate Banking

eBay 3rd February 2008
eBay Takes Security to a Higher Level - Action Required

"eBay sent this message to uptade your account

Natwest Bank 3rd February 2008
New Security Message Update

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

PayPal 3rd February 2008
Please re-activate your paypal

"Your PayPal account has been limited!"

Westpac Bank 4th February 2008
Westpac Bank: Update Online Banking Notification An
Error Occured

"We are carrying out our Usual Online Services Upgrade
which enables a fast, secure and safe Online Services
to All Our Customers and we have to ask you to complete
a verification form.

Abbey 4th February 2008
Update Your Online Accounts

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

Abbey 4th February 2008
Customer Notices : Your Abbey National Online Bank
Account Has Been Disabled

"Abbey National Bank Plc"

ICICI Bank 4th February 2008
Security Notices : Verification of Our Internet banking

"Security Notices: Verification of Our Internet banking

Regions 4th February 2008
Account Error

"RegionsNet® Bank temporarily suspended your account,
Reason Billing failure.

NatWest Bank 4th February 2008
Security Updates.

"We are glad to inform you, about the new Transaction
security standards.

Alliance & Leicester 5th February 2008
Update Your Account

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

NatWest Bank 5th February 2008
National Westminster Bank customer service: account
notification! (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 07:11:21 -0600)

"NatWest Online Form"

NatWest Bank 5th February 2008
National Westminster Bank customer service: account
notification! (Mon, 04 Feb 2008 07:11:21 -0600)

"NatWest Online Form"

AOL 5th February 2008
IMPORTANT: Alert about your AOL billing information on

"You can update your information online anytime at AOL

NatWest 5th February 2008
NatWest Internet Banking

"NatWest Internet Banking"

Citibank 5th February 2008
Notification From CitiBusiness. (message id: 9379720)

"Financial institutions are frequent targets of

NatWest Bank 6th February 2008
Confirm your account records.

"We have implemented security measures consistent with
our internal information security practices to help us
keep your information secure.

Natwest Bank 6th February 2008
Internet Banking Update

"Click on Log On Link below to effect the update and
keep your account secure

Halifax 6th February 2008
2008 Online Account Status (Renew Your Online Access)

"Banking online in the UK from Halifax"

Nationwide 6th February 2008
Account Security Enhancement: V6.00.2800.1441

"Account Security Enhancement:"

Bank of America 6th February 2008
Bank of America US Direct Services Customer Email:
Details Authorization

"Dear Bank of America Direct User:"

Bank of America 6th February 2008
subject: If you choose to ignore our request, you leave
us no choice but to temporaly suspend your account.

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

RBC Royal Bank 7th February 2008
Notification of Account Update

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

HSBC Bank 7th February 2008
Update Your Account Records

"HSBC Bank Plc is here by announcing the new change in
Online Banking Service.

NatWest Bank 7th February 2008
Important Notice: Update Your Account

"During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and
verification procedures, we were unable to verify your
account information.

Axis Bank 7th February 2008
Axis Bank Alert: Please Re-confirm Your Internet

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

Lloyds TSB 7th February 2008
LloydsTsb Online Banking Validation

"News Alert:"

NatWest Bank 7th February 2008
Important Customer Notice : Verify your NatWest Bank
Online Access

"Important Customer Notice"

Halifax 8th February 2008
Security Alert: Our (2008 Tranfer Alert) From Halifax

"Halifax Always giving you extra"

Halifax Bank 8th February 2008
Update Your Account Details

"To get back into the service, you can reset your
details quickly and easily using our online reset

Sterling Bank 8th February 2008
Sterling Bank Email ID PP936

"Your Sterling Bank account has expired."

Nationwide 8th February 2008
Database Error - Your Account Is At Risk Infection

"Important - Action Required for your Online Security"

Regions 8th February 2008
Regions Financial Corporation | Unauthorized Access


Lloyds TSB Bank 8th February 2008
Update your account information for security reaons

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

Natwest 9th February 2008
*MESSAGE* Natwest Online Security Department Notice #1

"Please click here to initiate the verification process.
and re-confirm your membership details.

HSBC 9th February 2008
HSBC UK Online Security Update Notification

"Online security - The steps we take"

Wachovia 9th February 2008
Wachovia Security Plus - Notification

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

Lloyds TSB Bank 9th February 2008
Account Customer Service Update Alerts

"Welcome to Internet banking - Account Profile

eBay 9th February 2008
Hurry, Join the PowerSeller Program Now


eBay 9th February 2008
This member has a question for you Panasonic 61 inch
Plasma TV (612138886)

"This member has a question for you."

ANZ Bank 10th February 2008
ANZ Notification: Account Update Needed


Abbey 10th February 2008
Abbey Online Security Update Notification 141

"An Important Message To Abbey Customers"

Abbey 10th February 2008
Persoanl Information Error

"Dear valued Abbey National member:"

Horizon Credit Union 10th February 2008
Notification of Limited Account Access

"Horizon Credit Union temporarily limited your account"

Abbey 10th February 2008
Abbey National Bank Fraud Alert : Reactivate Your

"Abbey National plc"

HSBC 10th February 2008
Unauthorised Transaction On Your Account

"Unauthorized Transactions on your Internet Banking"

Natwest Bank 11th February 2008
NatWest OnLine Banking Accout Maintainance

"We are committed to protecting you when you bank with

Nationwide Bank 11th February 2008
Nationwide Bank Alart : Update Your Online Account

"For the safety and integrity of the Nationwide online
account users we have issued this warning message.

Sterling Bank 11th February 2008
Your Online Banking and Online Bill Pay Services.

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

Traxelex 11th February 2008
Unauthorized access to your Traxelex account!

"Unauthorized access to your Traxelex account!"

WellsFargo Bank 11th February 2008
BillPay Processing Alerts®

"This e-mail has been sent to you by WellsFargo to
inform you that we were unable to process your most
recent payment of bill.

eBay 11th February 2008
Question from eBay member

"I sent the money 2 weeks ago."

eBay 12th February 2008
This member has a question for you about SONY DIGITAL
CAMERA eBay item271199858

"Hi, have you shipped my CAMERA ?"

Bank Of America 12th February 2008
SiteKey Security Upgrade

"Once you have enrolled in our SiteKey security upgrade
your pending Bank Of America account transactions will
not be interrupted and will continue as normal.

Abbey 12th February 2008
Notification of Limted Online Access

"To rectify this error as soon as possible click on the
link below and follow the intruction in the proceeding

NatWest 12th February 2008
Client Updates.

"Due to problems with your account, you will be unable
to presently not connect to your online account.

Nationwide 12th February 2008
Access To Your Account Has Been Restricted

"Important Customer Notice"

LloydsTSB Bank 12th February 2008
Important Security Alert From LloydsTSB Bank

"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;

HSBC Bank 13th February 2008
HSBC Bank: urgent notice from customer service. (Mon,
11 Feb 2008 05:40:50 -0600)

"We have implemented security procedures which use
reasonable measures to ensure the security,
confidentiality and integrity of Business Customers
Data in our possession and guard against unauthorized
access or use.

NatWest 13th February 2008
Security Department Notification

"Due to a miss-match access code between your Security

NatWest 13th February 2008
Access Suspension Alert

"Another Way"

Natwest 13th February 2008
Online Account Review: Account Unhold.

"Please take a moment to verify the following

RBS 13th February 2008
Fraudulent Verification Department: Update Your Online
Access To Your Royal Bank Of Scotland Account

"Royal Bank Of Scotland always keep your account and
personal details safe online.

PayPal 13th February 2008
Security Measures

"Online Security Information"

PayPal 14th February 2008
Notification of your PayPal account update

"Paypal Internet service is here by announcing the
NewSecurity Upgrade.

Texas Dow Employees Credit Uni 14th February 2008
Account Limited

"Texas Dow Employees Credit Union temporarily suspended
your account.

Sterling Bank 14th February 2008
Account temporary locked.

"For many years our bank was the target of many SPAM
attacks and Identity theft complains.

HSBC 14th February 2008
Upgrade Your Day To Day Activities

"Stay Alert - Preventative Measures"

Halifax 14th February 2008
Online Service Security Warning

"Please update your records now."

Halifax Bank 14th February 2008
Update Your Halifax Account.

"We recently upgraded our Online Banking security system
with a newly established security server in which
guarantee's your maximum protection when accessing your
account online.

RBS 15th February 2008
Royal Bank Of Scotland Online Banking Validation

"Update and verify your information by clicking the link

RBS 15th February 2008
Important Notice : Upate Your Online Account

"Your access to Online Services has been deactivated."

Desjardins 15th February 2008
Desjardins Support

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

Lloyds TSB 15th February 2008
Reactivated Lloyds TSB Online Account


Valley National Bank 15th February 2008
You Have 1 New Message!

"You have 1 new ALERT message"

Natwest 15th February 2008
Account Notice.

"We recently notices one or more attempts to log in your
NatWest 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.

Wellsfargo 16th February 2008
General Terms Of Uses

"Wellsfargo Online Bank"

eBay 16th February 2008
Dear valued eBay member

"Fraud Alert ID:01627435"

Halifax 16th February 2008
Please Update Your Internet Banking Information.

"Halifax account always look forward for the high
security of our clients.

PayPal 16th February 2008
Dear PayPal Member ,

"Click on the link bellow to dispute transaction"

RBS 16th February 2008
Customer Service: Limited Access To Your Online Banking

"Limited Access To Your Online Banking"

Lloyds TSB 16th February 2008
Online Service Access: V7.00.2800

"Online Service Access:"

Abbey 17th February 2008
Abbey Message # 1181 : Fraudulent Activities On Your

"For your security, we have temporarily prevented access
to your account.

Nationwide 17th February 2008
Customer Service Dept: Account Credited.

"Please take a moment to verify the following

Downey Savings 17th February 2008
Last Warning

"We detected irregular activity on your card."

Abbey 17th February 2008
We have updated our privacy policy.

"Kindly disregard any mail claiming your Internet
Banking Account is about to expire or any request for
you to provide your account details for Account Update
by clicking on a website link or an update form link.

Lloyds TSB Bank 17th February 2008
Message Updates.

"You have received a new message from Lloyds TSB Bank."

RBS 17th February 2008
Royal Bank of Scotland United Kingdom Urgent: Submit
Your Identity id: 403

"Our Technical Department is doing a planned Digital
Banking Service update

PayPal 18th February 2008

"Your Online PayPal Password was blocked on 17/02/2008"

Nationwide 18th February 2008
OnLine Account Upgrade

"Nationwide Building Society Security Notification"

Abbey 18th February 2008
Abbey Sign-In Protection - Personal Verification.

"Account Status"

Egg Bank 18th February 2008
Verify Your Egg Online Banking Details.

"We are contacting you to remind you that our Account
Review Team identified some unusual activity on your

Chase Bank 18th February 2008
Chase Bank Security Center Notice

"Chase Bank Security Center Information Notice!"

Nationwide 18th February 2008
Alert Message: Confirm Your Nationwide Account

"Always we believe that Invention of security measures
is the best way to beat online fraud.

NatWest Bank 19th February 2008
Urgent c Digital Banking Notice

"Our Maintenance Division is doing a scheduled Online
Banking software update

Natwest Bank 19th February 2008
Validate Your Online Banking Account!

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