CMC, Bollin Marketing Ltd is re-named Clickdrive Media Ltd but the FCA register is not yet updated
The Moneycheats project has previously published a blog regarding Bollin Marketing Ltd and and its rather dubious connections to disgraced and banned directors so a change in name may be unsurprising to some.[i]
Until recently Bollin Marketing Ltd[ii] was run by Andrew and Jack Greenwood but was originally set and managed until September 2016 by Edward Booth – the disqualified director who co-ran Secure My Leads Ltd the company which “duped its ‘customers’, who were searching for loans, into paying a brokerage fee of up to £69”[iii].
However on 22nd February 2019 Andrew Franks and Jack Greenwood were sentenced after pleading guilty to bribery.[iv]
The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) learnt AXA employee Shane Jerman stole customer data and passed it onto ex-employee Stuart McGill, who in turn sold it onto Jack Greenwood and Andrew Franks for their claims management company, Mid North West.
A bank account analysis revealed that McGill was regularly sending between £250 and £650 to Jerman, while receiving several thousands of pounds from a company called Mid North West himself. The scam saw 100 pieces of data a week stolen from Axa Insurance between July and December in 2015, and according to IFED, Jerman and McGill made approximately £18,250 between them.[v]
IFED made enquiries into Mid North West Ltd, which was operating as a claims management company, and identified Jack Greenwood as a director and Andrew Franks as an employee.
On 22nd February all 4 men pleaded guilty and were sentenced. Greenwood was given 14 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. 180 hours unpaid work, £750 court costs and £3,000 fine to be paid within three months. Andrew Franks, was sentenced to 7 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. 180 hours unpaid work, £750 court costs and £3,000 fine to be paid within three months.
On 27h February Companies House was notified of Jack Greenwood and Andrew Franks resignations from Bollin Marketing Ltd, leaving Sophie Franks as sole director.[vi] However the FCA register still has Jack Greenwood as a contact name.[vii]
On 28th February Andrew Franks and Jack Greenwood were appointed as directors of XYZ Tech Ltd, replacing Sophie Walton, Hannah Turnbull and Paige Summersgill. Paige Summersgill used to run the company, Smart Social Media Ltd with Edward Booth and Christopher Brotherton with the latter two being subsequently banned as directors by the FCA last year.