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ARCHIVE: March 2005 - February 2019

100 reports:

Virgin Media 31st December 2008
IMPORTANT: Billing Confirmation 3391858*

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

Capital One 31st December 2008
Error in your Checking Account ends in -XXXX

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

Abbey 31st December 2008
Your Abbey account has been violated.

"Your Abbey account has been violated!"

Citibank 1st January 2009
Security Alert ID: 186240173232

"To unlock your account, please login to your account"

Abbey 1st January 2009
Take a quick and easy 5 question survey


Abbey 1st January 2009
Year 2009 Online Banking Secession Update

"This is to inform you that your Abbey National Bank Plc
online banking profile needs to be updated for the year
2009 secession.

Abbey 1st January 2009
Happy Holidays-Happy New Year In Advance

"Please click here to view the message."

Wells Fargo 1st January 2009
Important Security Alert!!!

"Wells Fargo Bank has been decided to implement EV SSL
Certification on our Online Banking website.

Abbey 1st January 2009
Secure Your Account Details Now

"Your Abbey National Online banking account needs to be
updated with the next 24 hours

Lloyds TSB 2nd January 2009
Your Lloyds TSB Online Account is about to expire

"Security Alert"

Abbey Bank 2nd January 2009
Payment to Online_Script_USA is complete

"Your payment to Online_Script_USA on the 01/01/2009 for
199.99GBP is now complete.

Abbey 2nd January 2009
Happy New Year

"Welcome to the year 2009 from Abbey National Bank ."

Egg Bank 2nd January 2009
Too Many Fraudulent Logon Attempts: Protect Your Online

"We noticed many fraudulent logon attempts on your
Personal Online Account today.

Cahoot Bank 2nd January 2009
IMPORTANT - Secure Your Savings With Cahoot!


NationWide Bank 2nd January 2009
Link your PC and Bank for Save Online Banking.

"When you sign on we establish a secure link between
your PC and the bank.

Wells Fargo 3rd January 2009
Account Locked!

"Account Locked !"

Mint 3rd January 2009
Mint Card statement

"Your Mint Card statement is online."

Abbey 3rd January 2009
Your Online Access has been blocked

"Unfortunately, Your Online Access has been blocked."

Abbey 3rd January 2009
Abbey Security Update

"You have 1 Secure Message (s)."

Abbey 3rd January 2009
Stay In Control Of Your Finances...

"Stay in control of your finances over the festive
season with Abbey Secure Plus.

Egg 3rd January 2009
Egg Security Alert - Protect Your Account

"Protect Your Account"

HSBC 4th January 2009
Your Online HSBC Account has Expired


Abbey Bank 4th January 2009
News Alert : What's new This 2009? (Must Read)

"What's new This 2009?"

Abbey 4th January 2009
Year 2009 Online Banking Sessions Update

"This is to inform you that your Abbey National Bank Plc
online banking profile needs to be updated for the year
2009 Sessions.

Abbey 4th January 2009
Your Abbey Account New 2009 Activate : -

"Please note that Your Abbey National Account is about
to expire.

Nationwide 4th January 2009
You have a new secure message from Nationwide Building

"You have a new message waiting for you in the secure
area of the Nationwide website.

Abbey 4th January 2009
Online Banking Alert !

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

MBNA 5th January 2009
security maintenance (message ref: 9057904177)

"We would like to inform you that we are currently
carrying out scheduled maintenance of banking software,
that operates customer database for MBNA Bank online

Mint 5th January 2009
Online Access Suspended

"You are kindly advised to follow the instructions below
to re-register your account.

Abbey 5th January 2009
Re-affirm Your Online Banking

"We noticed many fraudulent logon attempts on your
Personal Online Account today.

Egg 5th January 2009
Important Message From Egg Banking Plc

"Problems reading this email?"

RBS 5th January 2009
Royal Bank Of Scotland: update your account

"As a part of our efforts to meet the requirements of
the Financial Services Authority we now ask all Royal
Bank Of Scotland users to update their account

Abbey 5th January 2009
New Security Standard: Update Your Records

"We are glad to inform you, that our bank is upgrading
it new transaction security standards.

Bank of America 6th January 2009
Important information from Bank of America

"During regular system maintenance your online account
has been flagged and we must confirm that you are the
trueholder of this account.

BT 6th January 2009
IMPORTANT: Billing Confirmation 3391858*22222

"Your new BT update is available to view online"

Abbey 6th January 2009
Important Notice to all Abbey National Customers

"Abbey banking network is our primary concern."

Abbey Bank 6th January 2009
Payment to Online_Script_USA is complete

"Next page - list of supported banks!"

Bank of Baroda 6th January 2009
Bank of Baroda, Automated Response: Security Alert

"Automated Response:"

Bank Of Baroda 6th January 2009
Bank Of Baroda Online Banking Alert Communication

"At Bank Of Baroda, we're committed to making your
Internet banking experience as safe as possible.

Nationwide 7th January 2009
Your Account Status Notification

"In accordance with Nationwide online banking User
Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been
accessed from fraudulent locations, access to your
account has been limited.

Abbey 7th January 2009
e-banking Update

"Your internet banking access has been suspended due to
many unsuccessful login attempt.

Abbey 7th January 2009
Safeguard your account from any unauthorized access.

"At Abbey, we use industry standard security technology
and practices, focusing on three key areas , privacy,
technology and identification to safeguard your account
from any unauthorized access .

CitiBank 7th January 2009
CitiBank Security Service Notification (IMPORTANT)

"Dear Citibank member:"

Lloyds TSB 7th January 2009
Online Account Notification.

"You have one new private message"

First Community Bank 7th January 2009
One New Message

"Dear valued First Community Bank Member:"

MBNA 8th January 2009
Please update your Account Profile - SECURITY CASE NO.

"This is your official notification from MBNA Canada
that the service(s) listed below will be deactivated
and deleted if not renewed immediately.

Wachovia 8th January 2009
Notification of e-mail address change!

"If you feel you have received this email in error and
did not add or change your email address(es), or if you
have any questions, please visit our website bellow:

Abbey 8th January 2009
New year update

"We are currently maintaining our website and upgrading
our system for the new fiscal year.

Capital One 8th January 2009
You have 1 unread Security Message!

"This is your official notification from Capital One."

Abbey 8th January 2009
IMPORTANT - Verify Your Online Banking Details

"Due to multiple attempt error while trying to login in
to your Abbey National Online Account.

Alliance & Leicester 8th January 2009
Security Measure

"Business Banking"

Abbey 9th January 2009
Congratulation ANB.PRIZE-500.05.01.2009

"Thank you for using our services."

Abbey 9th January 2009
You have (1) Unread Alert Message

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

Bank Of America 9th January 2009
Bank Of America Alerts: YOUR ACCOUNT IS LOCKED

"Your Online Session Is Blocked"

PayPal 9th January 2009
Dispute Transaction

"This email confirms that you have paid
robertoelectronics ( $439.00 USD
using PayPal.

USAA 9th January 2009
1 New Message

"Account: USAA MasterCard"

Abbey 9th January 2009
ALERT! New Security Standard

"Thank you for using Abbey"

Lloyds TSB 10th January 2009
Urgent Attention (Lloyds TSB Bank ownership

"Lloyds TSB Security Notification"

Abbey 10th January 2009
Abbey National Bank Online Security Alert

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

Abbey 10th January 2009
Online Banking Security Update Notification

"It has come to our attention that your Abbey 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.

Mobiloil Federal Credit Union 10th January 2009
Mobiloil Bank temporarily suspended your account

"Mobiloil Bank temporarily suspended your account."

Visa 10th January 2009
Please verify your Visa card information

"You have been randomly chosen by our system for a
security verification.

Abbey 10th January 2009
Abbey National Online Banking Security Team Account
Security Upgrade

"Security Alert:"

eBay 11th January 2009
You've received a question about your eBay item

"eBay member gooey25001 left you a message regarding
item #300266466232

Abbey 11th January 2009
Important Account Information - Verification

"This might be due to one or more of the following

Abbey 11th January 2009
You Have a New Message

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

Abbey 11th January 2009
Automated Response: Your New Payee Has Been Added

"Automated Response:"

Alliance & Leicester Bank 11th January 2009
Your Alliance&leicester Online Banking Statement Is

"A new Alliance&leicester Bank Electronic Statement is

WaMu 11th January 2009
You have 1 new ALERT message

"Please login to Washington Mutual Security Center and
visit the Message Center section in order to read the

Abbey 12th January 2009
Abbey Security Alert

"Your Online Abbey Password was blocked on 09/01/2009"

Halifax 12th January 2009
Halifax Online Service - Access Suspended

"Thank you for banking online at Halifax At Halifax
Bank plc,your security is our primary concern.

Nationwide 12th January 2009
Nationwide Internet banking

"For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately
issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely
suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to
provide our services to you if we believe that your
actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for
you, our users or us.

TCF 12th January 2009
You Have One New Security Message.

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

Abbey 12th January 2009
Abbey : Confirm Account Ownership !

"Therefore, We have issued this warning message."

NatWest Bank 12th January 2009
Urgent Online Service Notification

"Our Maintenance Division is doing a planned Private and
Business Banking software upgrade.

Fifth Third Bank 13th January 2009
Fifth Third Bank customer service: important message
[message ref: 8795318312]

"You have received this alerting message, as you are
listed to be an Fifth Third Direct user.

Bank Of America 13th January 2009
Administrative Locked

"Administrative Locked"

Lloyds TSB Bank 13th January 2009
IMPORTANT- Notification Update Your LloydsTSB Account

"A recent change in your personal information (
i.e.change of address).

Nationwide 13th January 2009
Account Update

"Due to minor technical fault on our SSL server, we are
upgrading our SSL server so as to prevent any future

Abbey 13th January 2009
Important Notice!

"Your Abbey Online banking account needs to be update
within 24 hours

Alliance & Leicester Bank 13th January 2009
Your Alliance & Leicester Customer ID Has Been Revoked

"We noticed severe numbers of invalid login attempt on
your account, due to this reason your customer ID has
been revoked.

Egg Bank 14th January 2009
Important Security Update Notification

"During our routine check we noticed a log of invalid
login attempts on your account, we believe there is a

First Direct Bank 14th January 2009
2009 First-Direct Profile Needs To Be Activate

"Profile Needs To Be Activate"

Abbey 14th January 2009
Update Your Account Informations

"Abbey is part of the Santander Group one of the ten
largest banks in the world by market capitalisation
with 65 million customers worldwide

eBay 14th January 2009
eBay - Confirm Your Account.

"If not, your online will be limited and deleted To
confirm your Account records click on the following

PayPal 14th January 2009
New email address added to your PayPal account

"You have added as a new email
address for your PayPal account.

Wells Fargo 14th January 2009
Update Your Online Security

"Dear Valued Member:"

AOL 15th January 2009
Restore Your AOL Access!!!

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

HSBC 15th January 2009
HSBC Bank Credit Card - Sender is probably forged (SPF

"We are asking you to immediately login follow the
instructions below:

AOL 15th January 2009
IMPORTANT : Alert about your AOL billing information on

"Verify Your AOL Account"

Abbey 15th January 2009
Abbey Customer Upgrade

"You are required to upgrade your Abbey Account by
subscribing to our New Security Center.

Abbey 15th January 2009

"Your access to our Abbey Internet Banking has been
temporarily disabled due to multiple login errors.

Abbey 15th January 2009
Update Your Online Abbey Account!

"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 Link on the button below

Egg Bank 16th January 2009
Your Access has been Suspended

"Confirm that your Account has not be accessed by
unknown third party.

Demon Internet 16th January 2009
Your Webmail Demon is Blocked!

"We have recently determined that different computers
connect to your Demon Internet Webmail, Password and
multiple checs were presents before connecting.

Abbey Bank 16th January 2009
You have 1 new message

"Daniel Brown just sent you a message."

BB&T 16th January 2009
Customer notification (message ref: 6993677924)

"You have received this alerting message, as you are
listed to be an BB&T CashManager OnLine user.

Natwest Bank 16th January 2009
Accounts Management: update your billing information
and security question

"NatWest Bank require that you login to your account and
update your billing information and security questions,
so that third party access can be prevented.

Lloyds TSB Bank 16th January 2009
Internet Banking Update

"Sensitive area to your Online banking account has been
limited due to a mis-match of access code between your
memorable informations, we also noticed that you did
not complete a previous update request.

Lloyds Tsb Bank 17th January 2009
Update Your Lloyds Tsb (SSL) Encryption

"Security and confidentiality are at the heart of the
Lloyds TSB Bank.