“Loan Sharks”

There is increasing activity in all communities (but mainly affecting people in poorer areas) from ‘Loan Sharks’. A Loan Shark is a person who is unregistered, illegal and unregulated, who preys on vulnerable people who are desperate for money. They charge exorbitant rates of interest, and the victims (who could be you or me) are often frightened and desperate. If you, or someone you know….
-have been offered a loan without paperwork.
-have been threatened when they couldn’t pay,
then help is at hand by a national organisation, supported by HM Government, who will help, support and chase ‘Loan Sharks’ through the courts. In confidence call 0300 555 222, or email reportaloanshark@stoplansharks.gov.uk

http://www.eastrypc.co.uk/news.asp#Loan_Sharks