The Illegal Money Lending team is launching a week-long campaign in Keynsham on Monday. It aims to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, encouraging people to turn away from them and report the crime if they have been a victim. It is supported by BANES Trading Standards team.
Organisers estimate that 310,000 households across the country are in debt to a loan shark. Their campaign will include:
- Stop Loan Sharks beer mats delivered to pubs
- Door-to-door visits in social housing areas
- Posters in local shops
- Promotion of the campaign at the Bath Citizens Advice Bureau
- Workshop for young people at the Timeout Drop-In Centre, Keynsham
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