The UK Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, called for an investigation by the Met Police for “dishonest activity” in sending letters from fake lawyers. The Society said the payday lender’s actions could have amounted to blackmail and deception.

The City of London Police have confirmed they will re-consider opening a criminal investigation into Wonga.  Previously they had ruled it out, saying the case should be left to the regulator.

Payday lender Wonga sent letters from two non-existent law firms to customers in arrears between 2008 and 2010.  See previous post.