Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Adviceto dealwith loanshark problem

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The Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit (SIMLU) has launched a new dedicated advice site to support Monklands residents who are struggling to deal with loan sharks.

The unit has also expanded its network of organisati­ons operating in communitie­s which help residents to report illegal loan shark activity safely.

Fiona Richardson, chief officer of Trading Standards Scotland, said: “We will work together to promote the message that you should not use loan sharks, but also to make sure that, where somebody has ended up using an illegal money lender, they know where to go to receive the appropriat­e help and assistance.

“If your organisati­on would be interested in signing up to the Charter Mark or if you would like more informatio­n, please get in touch.”

Visit www. stopillega­llending.co.uk or call 0800 074 0878 to find out more about the work carried out by the SIMLU.

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