Loan sharks in Teesside

Loan sharks, or illegal money lenders, can make life a misery for many people. But if you're having trouble, there are people who can help.

A loan shark is someone who offers a cash loan without paperwork with huge amounts of interest or APR. They might take your bank card, passport or valuables until you pay; they could even threaten you if you don't pay.

But loan sharks are illegal and need to be stopped. You can report loan sharks in your area by:

What is a loan shark

You can watch a film about people affected by loan sharks. You can see how they dealt with the problem on the Shark Master film.