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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, 30 January 2013


Latest news from Companies House about Adavo Property LLP - Director: Mark Black. "Unless cause is shown to the contrary," the company will be removed from the register of companies in three months' time for failure to submit accounts. New questions: will Mark Black somehow get his accounts in order? Will he now exit from the property business? Or will he simply start up another company under a different name—as has been Coboco's way these many years? Best to keep a tight hold on one's wallet.

1 comment:

  1. It's alright, he can just add this to the pile of other foreclosure notices he has.