63 thoughts on “The Shady side of the Gold Coast

  1. Badly burnt

    Just had some info from a friend of Barry Richardson. He states that Barry is jumping up and down in a rage trying to deny all allegations about himself to clear his name with his latest girl friend. I can only say that every comment I have made can be backed up and judging by the numerous comments from other people Barry continues to commit fraud and theft on an on going basis. I am aware of the good this site has done in also saving a few innocent people from being conned. If more people would own up to being conned and report the scumbags that con them the world would be a better place. I do understand the humiliation of owning up to being conned but if it helps just one other person it has served it’s purpose. I know I have saved numerous people from Barry Richardson alias Barry Charles Morgan.

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  2. Barry Richardson

    (this comment, originally submitted on 16/08, has been edited to remove some names by Admin, but is to give Mr Richardson some right of reply )

    The poster using the alias Badly Burnt and many other pseudo names , has been the creator of all of the scurulous ,vindictive and at times downright laughable ramblings on this site .
    As well as these false and misleading postings has also …

    . Stalked me for almost 5 years
    . Hacked into my email account and sent various emails with false information on my behalf
    . Created a fraudulent Facebook page proporting to be me
    . Posed as a Journalist seeking information from my Accountant ,Real Estate agents and Financiers
    . Telephoned and messaged my Family ,Friends and Business Associates providing false information
    . Falsely reported me to various Government Departments
    . Interrupted my business activities and even acknowledging they had been successful in stopping certain projects
    . Forced me to resign as Director of Companies
    . Has falsely accused me of stealing money

    I personally have never been happier in my life ,living in Queensland in a great relationship with a truly wonderful lady ,surrounded by a supportive family and true ,close friends .

    BARRY RICHARDSON 0415751412

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    1. A M Tully

      Barry Richardson is not on the Gold Coast but is currently living in Bali and engaged to a local woman there! Found him on facebook – I bet he is collecting the Australian Pension and living like a King there – the woman looks to be very wealthy!!!

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      1. Badly burnt

        This is incorrect information. Yes he is on Facebook and it does state that he is engaged to a local Indonesian lady. This lady is not wealthy and is just Barry’s playmate. He stayed with her in a resort in Bali last year and skipped the country without paying a very large accommodation bill. He cannot go back to Bali as he would be imprisoned for fraud. He is probably drawing 2 Australian pensions as he goes under 2 names one being Barry Richardson and the other Barry Charles Morgan. He is presently around Gold Coast/Brisbane area trying to develop land near Ipswich and ripping everyone off along the way!

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  3. jan

    Heads Up: Barry Richardson is currently around Bris / GC. Fortunately I ran across this page at application stage. Same accountant etc.

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      1. jan

        No, had a closer look and it’s now Barry Elms. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that if you Google him there’s evidence of a run in with ASIC as a result of an involvement with promoting some sort of investment scheme.

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        1. john

          I was aware that Barry Elms was working for Barry Richardson and Barry Jones a couple of years ago. Long story but Barry Richardson was ripping them all off. Barry Richardson is showing false accounts of his assets which Bob Adcock drew up. Barry Elms was aware that the figures are false. Barry Richardson is definitely one to avoid.

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    1. Bruce

      New heads up….Barry Richardson alias Barry Charles Morgan is still on The Gold Coast. He has “befriended” an elderly lady on the Coast and will be ripping her off!

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      1. Anne

        Oh, believe me – he will be ripping her off – I feel so sad for this poor lady as she will feel so special and he just a total C(%^.

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        1. bruce

          I have seen your comment Anne. Have you been one of his victims too. I am trying to expose this guy so that others dont get hurt. He has managed to con people in the past by working with the same accountant that worked for Peter Foster.

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      2. Evelyn

        We met a Barry Richards,when we visited Brisbane about 2 years ago,he had split from his wife whom he met in England and we attended there wedding at St Pauls Cathedral London.Our visit with him 2 years ago was only that we were in Brisbane and always full of himself about business deals.If this is the same guy thank goodness my husband did’nt fall for it.He was with a lovely German Lady at that time and now I hear he’s engaged to a Lady from Bali.
        If this is the same guy your all talking about please let me know.

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        1. Evelyn

          I would love a reply to my questions,if only to put my mind at rest and I’m not assuming this is the Barry Richardson I know.It certainly sounds like him,I live in the UK So please somebody put me in the picture of this peron.

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        2. John

          Yes, its the same Barry!!!! There is always a lady in tow that he is living off. I understand that he is engaged to a lady from Bali but he cant go back to Bali as he has run up so many debts in Bali that he would be thrown in jail over there. Not sure if the marriage in UK was ever legal as he has a wife in the USA who he married under his alias name Barry Charles Morgan. You are so lucky that your husband did not fall for any of his deals.

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          1. Evelyn

            My Husband tells me we were at a blessing in St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and was told Barry could only have a blessing that day, because the Cathedral was fully booked for weddings. His presence at St Paul’s was granted because his Father was awarded an MBE, but he never did clarify what the award was for. Apparently, He, and his “Wife” Jane were married in Tasmania the year previously. My Husband tells me Barry met Jane at a Gym in supposedly Brisbane where she was living, not the U.K. as I first thought. At the blessing we did meet Jane’s English family, Daughter, who was the image of her Mother, but younger. There were just a few people present, Jane’s Daughters Husband, Mother, and long time boyfriend, ourselves, and the Bride, and Groom.

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          2. Evelyn

            Thanks for your coments about this guy,right from the first moment I met him I had bad vibes.The stories he told my husband and the wonderful deals he could offer him.I never trusted him or believed a word he said,thank goodness my instincts were right.

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    2. Anne

      I know this man from a long time ago and he is now 76 years old – I cannot believe that he is still doing all of this shit that he has been doing all of his life – everyone be careful he will touch you in some way = financially I mean — I cannot believe that he is still surviving out there and hurting people while he is doing it – where is the law and why is he not put away – the mind bogles!!!!

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    3. Anne

      Heads up – he is now living in Bali and is engaged and about to be married to I would guess a very rich lady who has no idea who she is hooking up with – shall be interesting to see if this marriage goes ahead!!

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      1. Badly burnt

        Hi Anne.

        All very interesting as I imagine he is still married to the last rich lady who he married and conned out of $1,000,000

        If you can stop him please do!

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        1. Suri

          The marriage won’t go ahead. He is back in Qld and he skipped Bali without paying his very large accommodation bill. Same old story. How does he get away with it!

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        2. Steve

          I have just had a tip off about this site. I had the misfortune to come across Barry Richardson a few years ago and am aware of the harm he has done to people. Not sure how many but more recently I know he has completely ruined and financially devastated an innocent person for his own kicks. He has driven this person to suicidal thoughts and permanent ill health through his tactics of taking their life’s savings plus he has lost the person their families and livelihoods. If any of Barry Richardsons family or friends are aware of this sight and read this please have the decency to stop him destroying others as you are obviously aware of his wrong doings.

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      2. Susan

        How to hell can he marry someone else. He is married in Australia, but then he is also married to someone in USA under his alias name – Barry Charles Morgan. Somebody stop this disgusting human being!

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    4. Bruce

      Heads up: Barry Richardson is back in Brisbane. He is trying to develop land near to Ipswich at Lowood.
      He will be conning an old lady to buy the land. Can anybody stop him!

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      1. Andrew

        I took some aerial photos for Barry at Lowood and never got paid, its been 6 months. I asked him to pay the invoice, he told me I must have mental problems. His phone number is ph.0415751412 I just spoke to him 1230pm 11/4/2018

        He was trying to buy 303 Clarendon Rd, Lowood. Very old lady owns this place around 85 to 90
        hope she does not get ripped off.

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        1. Robert

          Yes, he also called me about some consultancy work for land subdivision and in Ipswich. I thought I would google his number 0415 751 412 and I found this page. I will definitely stay away.

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  4. John

    Hi Graeme.

    Not sure where you are on the Sunshine Coast but I had heard Barry Richardson had problems with The Peninsula at Mooloolaba. He had been renting and getting some guy to put up the bond and rent it for him as Barry Richardson has been blacklisted and can’t rent anywhere. There are complaints about him in Qld and NSW. He has been ripping off landlords for years whilst claiming rental assistance from Centre link. Hope you weren’t stung too badly.

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    1. peter

      Barry Richardson from the Gold Coast and now Sunshine Coast along with Barry Jones a property developer of the Caboolture and north Brisbane area, have tried to purchase and tie up multiple properties, provided personal guarantees and defaulted on unconditional contracts throughout the area. They default on deposits payable, are both fraudsters, run up bills with consultants and others then dont pay. Barry Jones may sell house and land packages in north lakes north of Brisbane at inflated prices through a rent to buy scheme company and other associates. They market/target every day mums and dads through offering no deposit deals through the shopping centre booth with flashy brochures and conman lines.

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      1. Badly Burnt

        Hi Peter

        I am not sure if your experience of Barry Richardson and Barry Jones are recent or from earlier in the year. It is my understanding from other scam reports on Barry Richardson that he may have parted ways with Barry Jones and that Barry Richardson is now back in the southern Gold Coast and Northern NSW. Richardson is still leaving the same trail of defaulting on contracts etc that you mention but he sometimes goes under his other name of Barry Charles Morgan. Barry Jones is still operating his business at North Lakes.

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        1. John

          Hi Glen.

          Be very careful. If you are having doubts then don’t go any further. Barry Jones has too many connections with people that are not honest such as his past connection to Barry Richardson.

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  5. Jane

    HI Graeme. I have lots of information on Barry Richardson. Could you also supply further information on him so that we know it is the same guy. I am aware that he has been staying on the Sunshine Coast since avoiding paying his rent last April on the Gold Coast.

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  6. Graeme

    Anymore information about Barry Richardson? seems could be the same as another possible accommodation scammer on the Sunshine Coast meeting the same physical description and name. Gramdem1 at gmail dot com

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  7. Bob

    Barry Lipscombe is making big headlines in the Gold Coast this week. Barry Lipscombe trades under Contrabart, and as the newspapers states is frequently changing the business name.
    Barry Lipscombe and Barry Richardson have had a long association, Barry Lipscombe has frequently provided figures for Barry Richardson stating that he has large amounts of Contrabart Dollars, these figures were provided when necessary for Barry Richardson to boost his asset values on paperwork to obtain loans.
    Barry Richardson and Barry Lipscombe also used the same accountant, Bod Adcock. Bob Adcock has falsified figures many times for Barry Richardson.

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      1. Badly Burnt

        Thanks administration for putting the link to Contrabart and Bob Adcock following on from a recent article in the Gold Coast Bulletin.
        Bob Adcock has been the guy who has enabled all these scammers and con men to survive (Peter Foster, Barry Lipscombe and Barry Richardson to name but a few)
        His falsified figures are still in circulation showing Barry Richardson has assets of over $6000,000 when Bob Adcock is aware that Barry Richardson assets are nil. Bob Adcock would have been aware that Barry Richardson was posing as CEO of Southern Cross for years and he was aware that the details on Barry Richardsons drivers license were false.
        I received a very “strange” email from Bob Adcock after telling him that the Police were aware of these facts. The “strange” email was an offer to introduce me to someone who could help me.

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  8. badly burnt

    Further information has come to light. Barry Richardson states that he is the CEO of Southern Cross Investments llc.

    A search has proved that there was only a Barry Richardson in the company (a one man band) but that it lost its company status along time ago due to the Franchise Tax Board making it Suspended/forfeited. Therefore, Barry Richardson cannot legally transact business, and the organization loses its right to use the entity name. So using the name Barry Richardson CEO of Southern Cross Investments llc was just another con!

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    1. John

      Yes, after receiving a copy of an email on Barry headed Truth Stranger than Fiction, I checked out Barry’s credentials. It turns out that the company that he is claiming that he is CEO of does not exist, just like the emails states, Badly Burnt correctly states that Southern Cross Investments llc was Suspended/Forfeited, making it illegal to use the name. (This information can be found on the internet by putting Barry Richardson Southern Cross Investments llc, an American site comes up, confirming these facts) He was involved with the company at some stage but it appears that he lost the right to use the name many years ago.
      Following on from the email with all the allegations about Barry Richardson I did some of my own research, he is easily found on the internet regarding an incident with Bob Jane T-Mart Hervey Bay, where he did his usual high and mighty bit after passing a dud cheque. He ended up in court over that and was fined!
      Has anyone out there any more stories on this guy as he appears to have been getting away with criminal behaviour for a very long time.

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          1. Annie T

            Could you please send me a photo as well as I think I have come across this person and he left without paying his rent!

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            1. Bob

              He is the man on facebook Barry Richardson who went to Ipswich Grammar School and who has a photo of himself posing in a sari with Kathy the girl friend with comments by an Evelyn hoping for an invite to his next wedding. I presume you are that Evelyn.

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        1. badly burnt

          Hi Chris

          I do have a photo of Barry Richardson. If you want to contact me via my email address badlyburnt@mail.com I will send you a photo. I hope you have informed the police because this guy is known to the federal police as a person of interest.

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        2. Mike

          You can find a photo of him on RSVP.

          He is going under the name of Parrothead12
          and posing as a 68 year old. He is in the Northern Rivers NSW.

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  9. Badly Burnt

    Hi Suman
    Your description of him sounds like it’s the same man. He tries to make out he is wealthy and has not paid any bills with his own money for a very long time. This Barry is 73 but could pass as being in his sixties. He is exceedingly large and pompous and about 5ft 8in
    You did not mention where the accident occurred. My quess is that Barry is in the Gold Coast at the moment but he does travel around Queensland and NSW.
    He does have a case number with the fraud squad in NSW as he was doing a lot of scams and frauds there last year.

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    1. wazza

      yes mate.
      just tried another scam on the gold coast. DOnt know his angle but showed up at an auction and bid on a 1.7mil property then when he won it wrote a cheque that bounced.
      about the age and height/weight you mentioned

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      1. Badly Burnt

        Yes, definetly the same guy. He has done this same stunt so many times with disastrous consequences for innocent people.
        He brought the apartment prices on a sticky downhill sprial in Agnes Waters by buying 4 apartments at auction and not paying the deposit.
        Same thing happens all the time.
        He needs stopping!

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      2. john

        Hi Wazza

        The scumbag did thus trick on me in nsw.

        The fraud squad in nsw know about him but are to lazy to take action.

        Why dont you tell Queensland fraud squad the details. Its not the first time he has done this. He got fined over dud cheques with bob janes at Hervey Bay. Report him and stop him.

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      3. jane

        Wazza.

        if you want to stop the scumbag report him to the police for fraud.

        fed police have him listed as a person of interest any further complaints should stop the guy.

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  10. Badly Burnt

    An interesting article on The Gold Coast. From personal experience please add the name Barry Richardson to the long line of Gold Coast Scammers. He is an Australian with a criminal history in America. Also he has many debts in both countries.

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    1. Badly Burnt

      Further information on Barry Richardson includes also going under the name Barry Charles Morgan. He had a social security number and unpaid driving offenses in America under this name. He is using fabricated financial figures drawn up by his accountant R T Adcock to state that Barry Richardson assets are $6,378,621.60 the accountant knows that Barry does not have any assets. These figures are in circulation and are constantly being used to con people.

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      1. Suman

        Hi Badly Burnt

        A little while ago i was involved with a motor accident with a Barry Richardson who has since been quite difficult to track…and the three last previous addresses i have been in contact with tell the same story as yours…man making out like he is wealthy only to leave the place with unpaid bills.

        I am quite keen to find any more information on Barry for the purpose of tracking him down so if you can please PM me that would be great. My email is inspectornagib (at) hotmail (dot) com

        Thanks
        S

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    2. Judith

      I too had the misfortune of crossing paths with Barry Richardson when he scammed his way into an apartment I manage. Fortunately he left as quickly as he arrived and I would say possibly due to the accident he had with Suman. There must be other people out there who have had contact with this person.

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      1. Badly Burnt

        Thank you for your post Judith. I understand how upsetting it must have been for you. If it is any consulation you are just one of so many people that Barry has conned. By I still realise how traumatic the experience is for you.I hope that by putting this information on line we can make more people aware of who he is and the personal and emotional harm he does to people.
        It would appear that he has possibly got away with free accommodation for the last year by conning people. I have also heard from many people that he is using dating agencies to con
        wealthy women and this has been a practice of his for the past
        few decades both in Australia and America.
        I have also recently been informed that he has conned a large
        private hospital out of a considerable amount of money. Barry
        Richardson is definitely a clever conman and a person to avoid
        at all costs.

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        1. Bob

          Whoever wrote “Truth Stranger than Fiction” thank you.

          I was one of the lucky people who received this email, albeit forwarded from a colleague. The email was so unusual I did an internet follow up on Barry Richardson and quickly realised that he is not the CEO of any company. Any business dealings done under the guise of Southern Cross Investments llc would be illegal.

          My business is to supply loans, and this will make me even more vigilant in the future, and I will not take anybody at face value.

          The consequences to my business would have been drastic, as this was an outright attempt at fraud by Barry Richardson, but on reading articles on the internet about him this is just the shoddy way that he operates, false names, dud cheques, fraud on a daily basis. Searches also reveal frightening facts about his choice of accountants.

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      2. Andrew

        HI Judith, Do you have a description of Barry Richardson. I have someone under that name staying at the moment and I am worried it is him.

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        1. Jane

          Sounds like I am too late for a description.

          He is a very large pompous over weight man. Around 5ft 9in

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