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Report a Loan SharkCall 0800 074 087824 hours a day

welcome to Trading Standards Scotland

Operational Team

TSS has specialist officers who work with local authorities to combat instances of illegal money lending, scams and internet based criminality. The team are intelligence led and will respond to referrals made by local authorities. They are specifically tasked with tackling illegal activity that crosses over local authority boundaries. They also provide support to victims of illegal money lending and raise awareness about the impact of illegal lending.

If you wish to report a Loan Shark this can be done in several ways.

1. Click on the 'Report a Loan Shark Link' on the left hand side of the page


2. Call 0800 074 0878 which is a dedicated line for people to get further information on what to do about loan sharks or to pass detials of a suspected loan shark to the team.

All information is treated in the strictest of confidence.

To report any other consumer or trading standard issue you should contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 040506 or your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau details of which can be found here