People Pretending To Be Something They Are Not
Illegal lenders are masters of disguise and can draw you in under false pretences. They might tell you they work or worked for a credible organisation but the truth is they are hiding behind a mask of respectability. Don't fall for their tricks this Halloween.
If you think you have been targeted by an illegal lender, we are here to give you the help and support you need. Getting in touch with @StopLoanSharksEngland can be your first step on the road back to.
An incredible 56% of the people supported by Stop Loan Sharks in the first half of this year thought they were borrowing from a friend when they took out a loan.
Asking for help can be scary, but Stop Loan Sharks have got your back this Halloween. People don't often choose to borrow from an illegal lender, but many might take up the offer of a small loan from someone who appears to be a well-meaning friend. These false friends can make it seem like they are doing you a favour, but quickly turn nasty when you challenge them over the amount being repaid or miss a payment. That's when the mask slips and they show their true face. And that's when we can step in to help. If in doubt, give Stop Loan Sharks a shout!