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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - February 2019

100 reports:

HSBC Bank 28th November 2008
Upgrade Your Account

"HSBC Bank Plc"

Abbey 28th November 2008
Important Message

"Dear valued abbey Customer,:"

Lloyds TSB 29th November 2008
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Secure your Lloyds TSB Account

"We would like to inform you that Llyolds TSB has
detected an error while login on to your account.

Abbey 29th November 2008
Upgrade your bank account today - (online exclusive)

"Upgrade your bank account today - online exclusive"

Abbey 29th November 2008
Please Confirm Your E-MAIL ADDRESS


Abbey 29th November 2008
Important Message

"Your access to use our online banking has been limited."

Abbey 29th November 2008
Online Banking Access Restriction

"Abbey Online Customer Service"

Alliance & Leicester Bank 29th November 2008
Secure your IP on our Database.

"Alliance & Leicester Bank is committed to providing a
safe and secure way for you to access your bank account

Emirates Bank 30th November 2008
Verify Your Account

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

Egg Bank 30th November 2008
Security Alert

"Security Alert:"

Abbey National Bank 30th November 2008
Important Security Alert

"Account Access Notification:"

Abbey 30th November 2008
Irregular Check Card Activity

"We detected irregular activity on your Abbey Check Card
on 11/29/2008 ...

Abbey 30th November 2008
Security Dept: Your Account Has Been Suspended.

"Information - Access Suspended"

Abbey Bank 30th November 2008
Online Security Alerts

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

Abbey 1st December 2008
Verify Your Account Information Now

"In other to maintain the security of our online banking
cutomers abbey national plc requires each and everyone
of our customers to please verify his / her information
by clicking on the Logon button below

Abbey 1st December 2008
Security Alert

"Abbey National Plc have just added new security measure
to the online banking service.

Abbey 1st December 2008
Urgent Notice from Abbey Online Customer service!

"Our Online Customer Maintenance Unit is carrying out an
arranged Security eBanking Service update.

Lloyds TSB 1st December 2008
Last Time Reminder: Your Account may be Locked Out

"Be advised that it is mandatory to protect your account
by migrating to our New Secure Service (NSS).

Abbey 1st December 2008
Account Verification!

"We at AbbeyNational are sorry to inform you that we are
having problems with the billing information of your

Lloyds TSB Bank 1st December 2008
Our End Of Year Security Routing Check On All Lloyds
TSB Bank Account

"We are running our End Of Year security routing check
on all Lloyds TSB Bank account.

Capital One Bank 2nd December 2008
Capital One Account On Hold

"We regret to inform you that your Capital One account
could be suspended if you don't re-update your account

Abbey 2nd December 2008
New Update Process for All our Customers.

"Season Greetings to All Our Customers."

Halifax 2nd December 2008
Alert Security:Verfiy Your Halifax Online Banking
Account Details

"'X' indicates a field that needs to be completed."

Abbey 2nd December 2008
Primary Account Information changed

"Following a request we received online, by phone or at
a Abbey Online branch, we have changed or added your
Primary Account Information for Abbey Online account :

Egg Bank 2nd December 2008
Your Access has been Revoked

"If you cannot read this message,click here"

MBNA Bank 2nd December 2008
You have 1 new Alert Message

"You have 1 new Alert Message !"

Abbey 3rd December 2008
You receive one new message

"You have (1) new transaction in your Transaction

Nationwide 3rd December 2008
Nationwide On-line Banking Attention - Please Confirm
Your Account!

"Dear Nationwide client!"

Lloyds TSB 3rd December 2008
Important Security Alert

"Lloyds TSB has been receiving complaints from our
customers for unauthorised use of the Lloyds TSB Online
Banking accounts.

Barclays 3rd December 2008
Confirm Security Update - Verify Your Identity

"The primary details for your Barclays Account were
changed on Nov. 30, 2008.

Abbey 3rd December 2008
Re-confirm Your Account Status

"We believed that someone other than you is trying to
access your Account For security reasons, we have
temporarily Flagged your Online Access and your access
to online banking will be restricted if you fail to
Verify and re-confirm your membership details.

Lloyds TSB 3rd December 2008
Urgent Online Banking Update

"As part of our continuous efforts towards providing you
with excellent customer service and ensuring efficiency
in transaction processing, pleased be advised that your
online banking details needs to be updated immediately.

Lloyds TSB Bank 4th December 2008
protect your data

"Protecting Your Account"

Abbey 4th December 2008


HSBC Bank 4th December 2008
HSBC Online Banking Renewal Notice

"Online Notice 1st December 2008"

PayPal 4th December 2008
Important Information Regarding Your Account

"We recently noticed that a transaction may have been
made without yourknowledge or consent.

Abbey 4th December 2008
Faster Payments Service

"Faster Payments Service"

Abbey National 4th December 2008
Attention - Update your account !

"Abbey National Bank"

Chase Bank 5th December 2008

"Important Information Regarding Your Chase Credit Card"

Bank Of America 5th December 2008
Bofa Alert: Your Account Has Been Blocked.

"There was a problem During The Initial Login Process."

Halifax Bank 5th December 2008
security Alert !!!

"Customer Update"

Lloyds TSB Bank 5th December 2008
Important Security Message From Lloyds TSB Bank

"Due to concerns, for the safety and intergrity of the
online banking community we have issued the following
warning message.

Abbey 5th December 2008
New security updates

"There have been new security updates on your online

Capital One 5th December 2008
Official Notification About Online Services


Lloyds TSB 6th December 2008
Extra Security check on your Account for proper

"Online Security"

Abbey 6th December 2008


Wells Fargo 6th December 2008
Wells Fargo Online Account Statement Notification!

"Due to multiple login attempt error while login on to
your Wells Fargo Online Account, We recently contacted
you after noticing an issue on your account.

BT 6th December 2008
BT Internet Notification: Account Update Needed

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

Nationwide 6th December 2008
Nationwide Online Client Email: Instructions For User

"Dear Nationwide customer!"

LloydsTSB Bank 6th December 2008
Important Banking Message

"Lloyds TSB Bank Plc"

Egg Bank 7th December 2008
Important Message:-

"We're committed to providing a secure banking
experience, that's why we created the Egg Guarantee.

Halifax 7th December 2008
Your Bank Account Status

"Your Bank Account from Halifax is temporarily

Abbey 7th December 2008

"As you know we have been trying to fight phishing
attacks targeted at abbey account holders, We will not
stop until we are sure that your online banking
information are secure.

PayPal 7th December 2008
Critical Messaging Service

"Because of several failed sign on attempts to your
online account, your PayPal account features have been
restricted as of the time of this notification.

Abbey 7th December 2008
Customer Service Message

"We have noticed several invalid login attempts into
your account from an unknown IP.

Citibank 7th December 2008
CitiBusiness reminder: notification Fri, 5 Dec 2008
18:05:34 +0300

"Alerting Service"

PayPal 8th December 2008
Paypal Account Limited


Barclays Bank 8th December 2008
Security Notification

"We have tried to reach you through the phone number you
registered with us, unfortunately we could not get

Alliance Leicester 8th December 2008
IMPORTANT-Secure Your Account Online!

"Your most recent checking account statement for
ending in is now available to view online.

Abbey 8th December 2008
Secure Your Abbey National Online Banking Access

"This is an important message from the Abbey National
Security Centre and this message has been issued due
to a recent upgrade of our servers.

Abbey Bank 8th December 2008
You Have a New Message

"We recently reviewed your account, and suspected that
your Abbey account might have been accessed by an
unauthorized third party.

M&T 8th December 2008
Restore Your M&T Web Banking Account Access !


Natwest 9th December 2008
Your Internet Banking Has been Suspended.

"Your Internet banking Profile has been
temporarily suspended.

Abbey 9th December 2008
Abbey Online Banking Security Team Account Sentinel
Service Notification

"Abbey Online Banking Account secure ,Our online banking
security team has observed multiple logons on your
online Banking Account.

Abbey 9th December 2008
Abbey Bank Internet Security

"At Abbey, we’re committed to making your Internet
banking experience as safe as possible.

Abbey 9th December 2008
Restore Your Access to Upgrade to our Year 2009 SSL
Server for safe banking.

"Restore Your Access"

Abbey 9th December 2008
Customers Security Check {Keeping files and Records

"We are running our monthly security routine check on
all Abbey National Bank account.

Abbey 9th December 2008
Important warning about internet banking

"If you cannot read this message, please click here"

Capital One 10th December 2008
Important account information !

"Important Information Regarding your Capital One

WAMU 10th December 2008
Update Your Online Banking

"Update your account"

Abbey 10th December 2008
Important Message From Santander Group?

"You are required to update your internet banking for
you to be able to use your online banking adequately.

Abbey 10th December 2008
Upgrade Your Account

"Abbey National plc"

Citibank 10th December 2008
CitiBusiness: alert - online form released Thu, 4 Dec
2008 20:17:04 +0200

"Alerting Service"

eBay 10th December 2008
eBay Unpaid Item Reminder for Item #180019754968

"automotive_innovations has informed us that they have
not yet received your payment for the following item:

Google 11th December 2008
You have one or more alerts.

"Your primary payment method failed, and your backup
method was charged.

Barclays Bank 11th December 2008
Your Barclays account details

"You have 1 new Message Alert!"

Alliance & Leicester Bank 11th December 2008
A message from Santander : Your Online Banking Security
, Important Notice

"A message from Santander :"

Halifax 11th December 2008
Important Message : Security Update !

"Important Message :"

Lloyds TSB 11th December 2008
Important Message Alert : Lloyds TSB Internet Banking
User REF : securemail-9881

"You have a new urgent message waiting in your inbox

Halifax Bank 11th December 2008
Security Information


Abbey 12th December 2008
Your Online Transaction

"Your payment to Online_Script_UK "259.99GBP" is now

Abbey 12th December 2008
Verification - Important Account Information

"We were unable to verify your account information
during our regular database verification process.

Abbey 12th December 2008
New Innovative Technology ! : -

"Due to our new innovative technology,we have made
firewall security, to give standard online banking
service to our customers.

Halifax Bank 12th December 2008
IMPORTANT-Customer Service Message

"We are introducing some additional security measures to
help keep you secure online.

Alliance & Leicester 12th December 2008
Current news affecting our Business Banking.


NatWest 12th December 2008
Regarding Your Online Banking

"We are currently updating our online banking services,
and due to this upgrade we sincerely call your
attention to follow below link and reconfirm your
online account details.

Egg Bank 13th December 2008
Online Customer Service

"We are running our monthly security routing check on
all Egg Bank Plc account.

Abbey 13th December 2008
Important Notification!

"We are hereby notifying you that we've recently
suffered a DDos-Attack on one of our's Internet Banking

Abbey 13th December 2008

"Every year, we randomly select ten customers with a
very rich online activity and we are rewarding them
for using Abbey.

Abbey 13th December 2008
Restore Your Access With Abbey e-Banking

"You have incorrectly entered your details too many

Abbey 13th December 2008


Egg Bank 13th December 2008
1 New Security Message From Egg Bank Online

"Unfortunately,Your Last logged was unsuccessfully Made."

Abbey 14th December 2008
Message Alert:-

"The Abbey National Bank Plc Security Department Team."

HSBC 14th December 2008
Unauthorized access to your Online

"Your Online Login Password was blocked on 11/12/2008"

RBS 14th December 2008
Regarding Your Online Digital Banking

"We are currently updating our online banking services,
and due to this upgrade we sincerely call your
attention to follow below link and reconfirm your
online account details.

Lloyds TSB 14th December 2008
Lloyds TSB Internet Banking Security Service

"We recently noticed a several failed attempts to access
your account from a foreign location, for your security
we had to temporary lock your account.

Nationwide 14th December 2008
Online Notice: Update and Re-Confirm Your Membership

"We have notice a slight error in your account

Abbey 14th December 2008
New Security Message Alert .

"You Have One New Security Message Alert"

Abbey 14th December 2008
Abbey National Bank Plc. Update Your Account

"We are running our end of year security routing check
on all Abbey National Bank account.

Alliance & Leicester 14th December 2008
Statement Information.

"Statement Information"