Homeless issue loan shark warning

12:06pm Saturday 24th March 2012

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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