Illegal Money Lending Teams
Illegal money lending (loan sharking) is a criminal offence and often sees unlicensed lenders target vulnerable people. The National Trading Standards Illegal Money Lending Teams in England and Wales investigate and prosecute illegal money lenders. Hosted by Birmingham City Council and Cardiff Council the teams work in partnership with trading standards services across England and Wales.
The teams are made up of specialist investigators and victim support officers from various backgrounds including trading standards, policing and debt advice.
For more information about the work of the Illegal Money Lending Teams then please visit http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/.
Illegal Money Lending Teams Press Releases
National Trading Standards England and Wales Illegal Money Lending Teams 2016 newsletter
18th February 2016
Jail For Loan Shark Who Charged 400,000% Interest - And Targeted His Own Family.
22nd December 2015
National Stop Loan Sharks Week launches as teams say Don’t Get Caught Out in the Run Up to Christmas
30th November 2015
London loan sharks sentenced to 16 months in prison
2nd October 2015
Manchester loan shark sentenced to twelve months in prison
30th September 2015
The National Trading Standards Work Areas
National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from illegal money lending to copycat websites and doorstep crime.
Scams Awareness Month 2017
Citizens Advice and partners across the consumer protection landscape are leading activities throughout the month of July for Scams Awareness Month.
Consumer Harm Report 2015-16
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