FAMILIES are being warned not to be tempted to borrow cash from loan sharks over Christmas.
Leaders at West Lancashire Council have issued the message as residents prepare for the festive period.
Coun Jennifer Patterson, portfolio holder for housing, said: “The festive season can be a time when we want to treat our family with nice presents or really want to go all out to make Christmas Day really special.
“If you are short of money and struggling for credit then going to a loan shark can be a tempting option.
“But in the long run this can create massive problems for you and your family, so please call our rent and money advice service so you don’t fall into the loan shark trap.” To report a problem, call 0300 555 2222.