Citizens Advice Gosport is a company limited by guarantee, Registered in England number 5971208, Registered Office: Martin Snape House, 96 Pavilion Way,
Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1GE. Registered Charity Number 1116994
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Citizens Advice Gosport is proud to support the Stop Loan Sharks Week Campaign #SharkFreeSurfing to raise awareness of the dangers of online loan sharks and help people access advice and support if they have fallen victim to this crime.
The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a national team that investigates and prosecutes loan sharks. The IMLT provides free and confidential emotional and practical support to anyone affected by illegal money lending. Loan sharks are increasingly using social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to advertise their illegal loans and target potential victims. The #SharkFreeSurfing campaign aims to tackle new forms of illegal lending and encourage people to better protect themselves online and take precautions to avoid falling prey to this type of crime.
If you need help and you want to talk to someone, we provide free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone. Our trained Advisors can give you advice over the phone through our national phone service, Adviceline calling 0300 330 9031, Monday to Friday 09:00 -