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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, 13 February 2012


This is to introduce readers to a new, associated blog edited by an investor who states that, like us, his goal is to get to the bottom of this whole mess [i.e., the C&B/C&G/CBS mess] in a professional manner

He has been trying to discover what actually happened to our money. He has a unique approach and readers are urged to visit his blog and give some answers to questions posed there. Anyone who doesn't want to participate in the blog can send an email to the editor, Ewart, via 

1 comment:

  1. Surely its elegal to borrow money when you bust.