This email with the subject "Alliance & Leicester New Year Update (2009)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Jan 2009 01:27:16 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Alliance & Leicester Group <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
January 2009Dear Customer,
On Friday, 16th January, we formally completed the acquisition of Alliance & Leicester. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Santander Group.
You are now part of one of the world's most successful banks. Santander is first bank in the Eurozone by market capitalization, and fifth in the world by profits, with over 70 million customers in 40 countries.
You are kindly advised to follow the instructions below to register your account to allow easy merger.
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The addition of Alliance & Leicester will further strengthen our UK presence. A&L has strengths in areas where Abbey intended to grow and both banks have built reputations as challengers to the big banks with attractive offers such as high-interest current accounts, strong savings rates and good mortgage and credit card deals.
By becoming part of the Santander Group, Alliance & Leicester has acquired strong backing, which is crucial in these difficult financial times.
I am convinced that Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley, as part of the Santander Group, will be a leading UK bank focused on giving you great service and value-for-money products.
Chairman, Emilio Botin