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Police to look again at fake legal letters sent by Wonga

City of London Police have confirmed they are to look again at whether they think a criminal investigation into Wonga would be appropriate after the payday lender sent out fake legal letters to customers.

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Wonga to pay £50 to every recipient of fake legal letter

Wonga has said that each individual who received a letter claiming to be from a fictitious law firm will be given £50 compensation "for the upset this might have caused them".

The firm said that it had worked with a regulator and a "third party expert" to come up with the compensation figure.

Any Wonga customers who received a letter from from fake law firms Barker & Lowe or Chainey, D'Amato and Shannon between 2008 and 2010 have been advised to claim their compensation through the firm's website or by calling the freephone number 0800 840 0836.

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