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Stop Loan Sharks Campaign

What is a Loan Shark?

A Loan Shark is someone who lends money without obtaining a licence from the Office of Fair Trading.

Unlicensed money lenders are illegal.

Who are the Illegal Money Lending Team? The IMLT is a National Trading Standards Team that has been set up to investigate illegal lenders. The team was set up in 2004 and have a 100% prosecution rate. They can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week on telephone 0300 555 2222, e-mail reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk, text to loan(space)shark(space) + your message to 60003.

Help available – The IMLT can offer people one-to- support, including home visits, increasing home security and helping with removal costs. People can remain anonymous if they wish and all calls are treated confidentially. Any intelligence is helpful to the team.

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