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This Blog is dedicated to making public some of the business activities and methods of Liam Collins, David Bone Jr and their associates. In the spring of 2010, the present authors invested in Collins & Bone (C&B), who were offering an enticing 8-10% interest on the basis of buying houses for cash, renovating them and letting them out to students. We were assured that our money was secured against houses that they owned, including their own homes and the properties held by their associated company, Castle & Gatehouse (C&G). We have emails and brochures that confirm these details, as do others who invested on this same basis at around the same time. The idea worked for us for over a year, then in November 2011 they told us they were insolvent. They refused our every request for clear accounts, which led us to suspect wrongdoing. We began an investigation and then started this Blog. We found our suspicions confirmed: other investors had lost sometimes quite large amounts to C&B and its predecessor CBS, and all requests for repayment were adamantly refused. These people use and have used so many names that we found it necessary to compress them into CoBo (for Collins & Bone) and Coboco (for the whole bunch of them – there are quite a few!) Note that there is an index in the margin at the right hand side.

Monday, 14 November 2011


We are in the position of finding that a (to us) significant part of our capital seems to have suddenly evaporated, together with the income it erratically generated. We understand that we are not alone in this and that many other people are similarly affected. 

We have received a welter of words from Liam Collins and David Bone this month about their business affairs and financial insolvency, but so far we have been unable to get any clarity at all as to what the facts actually are. For one thing, Liam Collins’s written English is so full of spelling mistakes, bad grammar, appalling punctuation and mind-numbing cliché that it is very hard to get any idea of what he is trying to convey.  

From what we can gather from their ramblings, Collins and Bone seem to be totally preoccupied with themselves and their apparent predicament; they expect to be freely funded for just about anything they decide to do, regardless of the misery and anxiety they may be causing others by their false promises and endless, wriggling arguments.


  1. Can I just add, they are also the worst landlords in history!

  2. Thank you for your comment, Anonymous. You may want to post this comment again on a more recent post, as few people will find their way back to this one to read it! Try 'Justice, Fair Play and.... Coboco' a June post you'll see in the blog archive to the right.