First Coast News took the letter to financial expert Adam Van Wie who says the first giveaway that the letter is fake is the account number.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The latest in a series of scams you may run across this holiday season is a Wells Fargo bank statement scam.

The thieves are posing as the bank asking for a settlement in a false credit.

The scam appears real because the thieves use a Wells Fargo letterhead and begin the letter with an account number and balance due. The letter goes on to offer a payment plan and provides a phone payment option and mail payment option.

The letter even gives a fake customer service number for people to call with questions.

First Coast News took the letter to financial expert Adam Van Wie who says the first giveaway that the letter is fake is the account number.

“It’s so easy to get caught up and want to respond right away because they’re accusing you of something you didn’t do,” Van Wie said.

If you fall victim to a scam and aren’t sure how to retrieve your money, Van Wie said you…

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