Wonga accused of abusing MP

Robyn Hall

November 21, 2012

The Guardian reported today that Wonga admitted yesterday that a “junior employee” might have made unauthorised comments online and would face disciplinary action if found to have been responsible for the abusive tweets.

One Twitter account, traced to someone operating within Wonga’s London office, called Creasy “mental”, “nuts”, and a “self-serving egomaniac” because of her campaigning against the controversial firm and the wider payday loans market.

Creasy told The Guardian: “Wonga have been less than positive about the arguments I’ve made about cost-capping [of short-term loans] and have been the most virulent and aggressive about defending the industry as a whole. They will obviously stoop to many levels and this is just one of them. I would expect an apology.”

The Twitter account was operated in the name of @DanielSargant1, but it was closed shortly after The Guardian questioned Wonga about its provenance.

Read more at http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/20/mp-demands-apology-tweets-wonga

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