Trading Standards Team that use the Consumer Credit Act to prosecute loan sharks or illegal money lenders. These lenders may use threats, harassment , intimidation or violence to enforce their debts. Borrowers may not be offered paperwork and are not given receipts when payment is made. The team also has Liaise Officers who provide victim support and a hand holding service to encourage victims to get help with matters such as debt, housing, mental health support which may have came about due to them using a loan shark. The Liaise Officer also deliver free training to both staff and volunteers. The Liaise Officer who cover North Tyneside is called Natalie Barker and her e-mail is


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Illegal Money Lending Team