Stop Loan Sharks helpline remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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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: