This week, the England Illegal Money Lending Team are focusing on private rented tenants as part of a month of action against loan sharks.
They are aware that private rented tenants sometimes have access to less support than social tenants, and that if people need to find a deposit or bond and are not aware of the help and support that is available, they may be vulnerable to loan sharks.
There is a 24-hour confidential service available to report illegal lending. You can see the details to report a loan shark here.
The England Illegal Money Lending Team works in partnership with local Trading Standards Authorities across the country. They investigate and prosecute illegal lending and any related activity.
You can see more information on loan sharks here.