Stop Loan Sharks!

It’s a one stop shop for victims to get information, access support and report illegal lenders, as well as having information and resources for partner agencies.

Stop Loan Sharks will help you. they understand that reporting a loan shark is scary but they will help keep you safe.


You can contact them via their website or by phoning 0300 555 2222 if you think you are paying money to a loan shark or if you know someone who is.

They will be with you at every step of the way.  They will give you one to one support if needed. This might be help with housing or debt issues, referrals for health problems or even advice borrowing money safely.

If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions you might be borrowing from a loan shark:

  • Did they offer you a cash loan?
  • Did they not give you paperwork?
  • Did they add huge amounts of interest or APR to your loan?
  • Have they threatened you?
  • Are you scared of people finding out?
  • Have they taken your bank card, benefit card, passport, watch or other valuables from you?

The England Illegal Money Lending Team have launched their new website