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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.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


CoBo's creditors have today received an avalanche of emails from Liam Collins, protesting innocence, but instead it just convinces more and more people of his total untrustworthiness. Frankly, the only sentence that caught our eye appeared in the first paragraph of his covering letter, to wit, "We have our reasons why we did this but we simply should not have done so." Our response, to cover all of those emails: "You shouldn't have done any of it. Stop arguing, admit your guilt without further quibble and get a reduced sentence."

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