The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship.
The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. They encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.
For more information visit: https://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/.
Stop Loan Sharks partners Citizens Advice, Money Advice Service and Stepchange also have information available to help people whose finances have been affected by the current situation:
- Citizens Advice: Coronavirus – what it means for you
- Money Advice Service: Coronavirus – what it means for you and what you’re entitled to
- Stepchange: Coronavirus and your finances.