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    solomum wrote:
    I read this article on line and then noticed next to it two adverts, one for consolidation of debts and one for advance pay day loans. Epic fail Echo! They are adds by Google but they are on your website. You need to monitor your site to make sure that ads are appropriate for the stories that you are running.
    Thats not as bad as the advert for a baby 'development' food that ran alonside a story about a toddler being killed and a direct complaint to the Echo got no response!
    The Echo do not care about readers fellings as long as the ad's are generating money, money that is clearly not spent on teaching their staff how to spell or compose a story.
    Rant over, can someone lend me a tenner untill payday?"
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Homeless issue loan shark warning

Homeless issue loan shark warning

Homeless issue loan shark warning

First published in News

HOMELESS people in Southampton have produced a piece of artwork aimed at highlighting the risk of using illegal money lenders.

The Society of St James charity has been working with the England Illegal Money Lending Team in order to highlight the risk of illegal money lenders, more commonly known as loan sharks, to those it supports.

People who use the charity’s Drug Intervention Programme have been working together to create the artwork to highlight the dangers of loan sharks and to encourage people not to use them. The artwork was funded using proceeds of crime money taken from convicted loan sharks through the courts, and took five weeks to design and produce by the group which meets to put their energy and creativity into something positive.

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