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Ipswich: Cracking down on loan sharks

09:40 31 December 2012

Cracking down on loan sharks

Cracking down on loan sharks

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A WEEK of action is being launched by Ipswich Borough Council to crackdown on loan sharks preying on the vulnerable in south east Ipswich.

Action groups will take place at the Salvation Army Priory Centre on January 30 from 1pm to 3pm, February 1 from 1pm to 3pm and Feburary 2 from 10am to noon.

Councillor Keith Rawlingson, chair of the council’s South-East Area Committee, said: “Anyone who has been the victim of a loan shark should report this in confidence; they can get help and action can be taken against the loan shark.”

Call the confidential hotline on 0300 555 2222.

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  • Hope this include Ipswich borough council that prey on motorists that miss their parking slots by 5 minutes and get £ 60 fines for the council bonuses

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    this is what we pay tax for

    Monday, December 31, 2012

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