Help & advice Stop Loan Sharks What happens when you report a loan shark? We will be with you at every step of the way. Our investigators work alongside our Liaise Officers. They will give you one to one support if needed. This might be help with housing or debt issues, referrals for health problems or even advice borrowing money safely. After you report our investigators take the information you give us and start to gather a case against the illegal lender. Read Maria’s story to understand how we help. How we help Stop Loan Sharks investigate and prosecute loan sharks. Our official title is the England Illegal Money Lending Team. We are the lead organisation in England with the power to prosecute loan sharks and illegal money lenders. Since 2004, we have helped over 26,000 people who have borrowed from loan sharks.