Stop Loan Sharks

Targeting unlicensed money lenders

Report a loan shark in confidence

On the phone
0300 555 2222
(local call rate, including
inclusive mobile minutes)

By text/SMS
Text loan shark and your
message to
(texts charged at your network’s standard rate)

By email
Send us a message at reportaloanshark@

Have you been approached by a loan shark? Lending money without a licence is illegal. If you suspect someone is a loan shark you should report them either by phone, by text/SMS or via email.

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What is a loan shark?

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Find out how to tell if someone is a loan shark and what you can do if you already have a loan

Common myths about loan sharks

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