Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Halifax user warning

From: "Halifax Plc." <>

This email with the subject "Halifax user warning" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:16:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Halifax Plc." <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Dear Customer,

Our security systems has recorded an unusual log in attempt into your online banking account.

This attempt was made from an unfamiliar and blacklisted IP address noted for fraudulent transactions: (

Consequently, we placed a temporary restriction on your account. We did this to protect your account from any fraudulent activity.

To restore your online access and remove all the restrictions we placed on your account you have to log into your online account.If you do not login in the next 24h your account will be blocked due to "fraudolent account".

Because of the inconvenience this causes we are giving all users,who collaborate,next two incoming transfers for free!! You will pay no fees for your next two incoming transfers*.

Best wishes ,
Jimm A. William ,
Online Security Advisor,
Halifax Bank plc.