Cash from loan sharks helps to warn Wiltshire borrowers of dangers

This Is Wiltshire: Cash from loan sharks helps to warn Wiltshire borrowers of dangers Cash from loan sharks helps to warn Wiltshire borrowers of dangers

Cash confiscated from convicted loan sharks has been awarded to four Wiltshire projects.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team, in partnership with Wiltshire Council, launched the Your Choice scheme to give residents a say in how the confiscated money is spent.

Around 130 votes were cast online, and Wiltshire Credit Union was the overall winner. It will get £1,000 to promote itself as a safe and legal alternative to loan sharks.

Wiltshire Citizens Advice and Selwood Housing Association, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Wiltshire Community Bank all got £800, to promote the dangers of illegal money lending.

Victims of loan sharks should call the England Illegal Money Lending Team on 0300 555 2222.

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