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England Illegal Money Lending Team.

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The England Illegal Money Lending Team, work in partnership with local trading standards authorities to investigate and prosecute loan sharks. 

The England Illegal Money Lending Team are cracking down on illegal money lenders, more commonly know as loan sharks. Funded by the department of Business Innovation and Skills and working in partnership with Trading Standards Authorities across the country the Team investigate and prosecute offenders for illegal money lending and other related offences.

Since the project began more than 210 prosecutions have been secured leading to custodial sentenced in excess of 130 years. One loan shark was sentenced indefinitely.

Loan sharks generally operate at the heart of their communities, befriending their victims before trapping them into a spiral of debt, it is for this reason that many people do not realise they have fallen prey to a loan shark and also why many people are reluctant to come forward. A Team of LIAISE Team officers based across the country are work in the heart of communities raising awareness of the dangers, and ensuring the Stop Loan Sharks message is heard far and wide.

They work alongside partner agencies, ensuring anyone who works with the public knows what a loan shark is and how they help any of their clients who may have fallen into a loan sharks trap. They organise a wide variety of community events, campaigns and initiatives.

The LIAISE Team also provide support for those who have fallen prey to loan sharks and where appropriate signpost them to other agencies who can offer debt advice, counselling or other support to help them get back on their feet. More than 18,000 victims have been helped this way.
 

The England Illegal Money Lending Team are there to support anyone who is involved with a loan shark, or knows of someone who is. We urge you to contact the Team.

 

0300 555 2222 ( answered by a trained investigator 24/7, all calls are treated in the strictest confidence)

 

Text ‘loan shark’ and your message to 60003

 

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