Sunday, 15 March 2009

Loan Sharks taken seriously - at last!

Laura Sandys press release

“ I have been campaiging on debt and the human impact on debt since December 2006. In Thanet people have been prayed on by loan sharks and some people were being pushed into paying off their debts “in kind” and I have been calling for government action ever since" says Laura Sandys. "These criminal acts were happening to the most vulnerable on our door step,”

" While the Government is now waking up to this and putting in place help lines, the intimidation of those who are most under threat has been taking place for years without any action taken in Thanet and Sandwich by the Government to help them fight the predatory threat of illegal loan sharks.

I am pleased that the Government has now reacted to what is happening on the streets of our towns and urge anyone approached by an illegal loan shark or already in debt to one to call the national hotline number 0300 555 2222.

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