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From: Visa Security Corp. <mailto:uptadedaccount@visa.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Subject: Update your Visa account



Verified by Visa

 
 
 

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Verified by Visa protects your existing Visa card with a password you create, giving you assurance that only you can use your Visa card online.

Simply activate your card and create your personal password. You’ll get the added confidence that your Visa card is safe when you shop at participating online stores.

You may activate now by entering your card number over our secure server. If your card issuer is participating in Verified by Visa (most issuers are) you’ll complete a brief activation process. You’ll verify your identity, create your Verified by Visa password and you’re done. 

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© Copyright 2006, Visa U.S.A. All rights reserved.   

. And another one:
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From: Verified By Visa <mailto:office@visa.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006
Subject: Your credit card was cloned in Bulgaria!

Dear VISA Member!

Attention! Your VISA Credit Card has been violated!

Someone from Bulgaria tried to access your personal account from 2 different ATM's but with wrong pin!
We were forced to freeze your Credit Card until you will confirm your identity online!

Please click the link below and enter your account information to confirm that you are not currently away. You have 3 days to confirm account information or your account will be locked.

http://www.usa.visa.com/personal/securi ty/index.html?it=gb|/|Cardholders

Thank you for using Visa!
Verified by Visa Team

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

VISA Email ID VU294E22

 

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