Halton residents challenged to enter a quiz on the dangers of loan sharks

Enter a loan shark quiz and you could win £100 worth of shopping vouchers

Enter a loan shark quiz and you could win £100 worth of shopping vouchers

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

HALTON residents are invited to enter a quiz organised by The Stop Loan Sharks project, to warn people of the dangers of loan sharks.

Entrants could win £100 worth of shopping vouchers.

Key messages that loan sharks are criminals and should be avoided and that help and support is available for people who have borrowed, are conveyed in videos as part of the quiz.

Loan sharks are people who lend money without the necessary permissions. This is a criminal offence.

They frequently charge high rates of interest and can harass, intimidate and beat up their victims to ensure re-payments.

The Stop Loan Sharks project is run by Trading Standards and has been working across England for a number of years, raising awareness of the perils of using loan sharks, prosecuting them and supporting their victims.

Two runners up will each receive a goody bag. It will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

To enter the quiz, visit surveymonkey.com/s/IMLTchallenge.

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