Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: IMPORTANT: Internet banking security review

From: "Nationwide" <>

This email with the subject "IMPORTANT: Internet banking security review" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Mar 2008 06:11:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

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

Proud to be different...


Dear valued customer,

Nationwide constantly reviews and assesses its online Internet Banking systems in the interest of its customers' security.

In our latest assessment of account activity, our computers logged suspicious data in relation to an account linked to this email address. Due to security reasons, we cannot reveal any specific account information in this email, but you are required to take part in an Internet Banking Account confirmation process.

The automatic detection of suspicious activity was due to:

  • Incorrect login attempts (more than 3 times)
  • Login attempts from suspicious geographical locations
    and/or IP addresses.

You are requested to follow the link below to the Nationwide website, where you may proceed.

Nationwide would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to your online experience, but it would be in your best interest to complete this procedure as soon as possible to avoid fraudulent activity on your Bank account.

If you are not a Nationwide customer and believe this email was sent by error, please ignore this email. If the problem persists please contact us via our Website.

Yours Sincerely,

Joanne Ridley
Head of Security Department
Nationwide Building Society
Internet Banking

Nationwide Building Society, Nationwide Life Limited and Nationwide Unit Trust Managers Limited represent only the Nationwide Marketing Group, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for life assurance, pensions, unit trusts, bank accounts, insurance and regulated mortgages. This e-mail is intended for UK residents unless otherwise stated.

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