Stop Loan Sharks online training sessions

Update: Additional dates have been added for these sessions, as shown below.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for people and are committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship.

They are running the following free online training during August:

  • Can You Spot A Loan Shark
    This will include
    – key things to look out for as a sign that a friend, client or colleague may be involved with a loan shark
    – the impact that illegal lenders have on victims and communities
    – how we can work together to stop people falling into the clutches of criminals.
    4 August 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    7 August 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    22 September 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    3 November 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    10 November 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
  • Proceeds Of Crime funding
    An informal session regarding the latest round of Proceeds Of Crime funding, including some past ideas that have worked well and what the money can be used for.
    18 August 10:30 to 11:30 – register here.
  • Changing Lives – The Journey of a Loan Shark Victim
    An additional learning tool for those that already know the basic facts, covering
    – the implications and facts around reporting or not reporting
    – victim safety
    – Data Protection issues
    – how to help victims open up about their situation.
    21 August 10:30 to 11:30 – register here.
    4 September 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    17 September 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    24 September 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    23 October 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.
    17 November 10:30 to 11:30 – more information and registration here.

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