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?
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Stop Loan Sharks investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders and provides support for borrowers in the UK.

If you have borrowed from a loan shark or are worried about someone else, we’re here to help and keep you safe.

Our specially trained staff will provide you with emotional and practical support that is tailored to your needs.

Stop Loan Sharks will help get you safely away from loan sharks. We are here for you at any time of day or night. Report a loan shark on 0300 555 2222 or complete our safe online form and we will contact you.


This web page was commissioned by England Illegal Money Lending Team via the Community POCA funding to raise awareness and highlight the risks and dangers around illegal money lending and Loan Sharks. NILS is delighted to have been awarded this funding and we would like to thank them for giving us the opportunity to raise awareness as we’re aware of the destruction illegal money lending causes within our communities.