Dot Taylor one of the stars of the second series of Benefits Street. See SWNS story SWDOT; Benefits Street star Dot Taylor has hit out at ‘doorstep loans’ – warning others from falling into the same trap as her. Dot, 49, says young people are most vulnerable to the door-to-door money lenders as cash in hand is easier than working. Doorstep loans are known for their sky-high interest rates, with some racking in at as much as 1,500 per cent for a loan of £100. Speaking from her home on Kingston Street in Stockton, Teeside, Dot warned: “These people will rip you off.