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someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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An estimated PS700 million a year goes through illegal loan sharks and StepChange debt charity said: "The team protects very vulnerable people and no other organisation can fill the gap if the cuts go ahead.
And they also played detectives, hunting down loan sharks during role plays featuring real-life crimes.
It comes as studies by The Stop Loan Sharks Project reveal that 20% of victims in past cases admitted that they had borrowed cash to fund their way through the festive period.
It is important for those caught in the hands of a loan shark to know that help is available.
Age Concern representatives will then pass on expert advice on how to guard against loan sharks at a drop-in session open to the public.
Durham County Council's trading standards team supports the Stop Loan Sharks scheme to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal money lenders by prosecuting them and supporting victims.
Youngsters will be given lessons in money management to keep them out of the clutches of loan sharks, who sometimes use intimidation and violence on their victims.
Community Housing Cymru and the Wales Illegal Moneylending Unit (WIMLU) have a launched the Don t Get Bitten by Loan Sharks campaign to combat the problem of illegal money lenders.
Figures from WIMLU suggest a dramatic increase in the number of people in Wales turning to loan sharks.
CONSUMER watchdogs across the Midlands are joining forces in a bid to encourage men to speak out against loan sharks.
Cash-strapped residents who have fallen victim to loan sharks in the UAE are being urged to put aside their fear and report their plight to police.
Dubai: Loan sharks continue to victimise cash-strapped UAE residents despite strict laws against the practice, a new report has said.
PEOPLE struggling to pay off Christmas debts are being warned not to sign up with loan sharks who've been found charging interest rates of up to 3,000%.
DESPICABLE and predatory" loan sharks operating in Wales are charging vulnerable victims interest of up to 131,000% APR, a team of investigators responsible for clamping down on rogue money lenders has revealed.