Chris Barrell Liar, Cheat, Fraudster, theif, drug user, immature, tosser. Bristol United Kingdom Nationwide
I have been dealing with Chris Barrell since the summer of 2007. He was representing Discovery Beach in Australia and professed to be the Master License holder for this company in the UK.
He also introduced me to a very convincing person called Ali Pourtahari who confirmed he was the Master Licensee for Discovery Beach International. I now find that after paying some 15,400 in total to Mr Barrell, he has neither license or ability to perform the promise he made to us which was Guarantee funding for our business. Both Mr Barrell & Mr Pourtahari were mentioned in conversation when I spoke with the Australian branch with a Mr O'Brien, and he was candid with his words but hinted that both of these people were misrepresenting the company and were dismissed some time ago.
It now appears that either Mr Barrell or Mr Pourtahari has stolen my money, and whilst the Chairman of the Company has suggested if a pay another 5,000 to him he will deliver where Mr Barrell left off, I am beyond broke now and have no way of finding further funding.
I spoke with Mr Barrell a week before Christmas and he assured me that it was not him who had my money, but passed it to Mr Pourtihari. My feeling is someone is lying and Mr Pourtahari is refusing to call me back despite Mr Barrell assuring me he will forward my details.
I know now I have been conned out of my life savings, who conned me I'm not quite sure. Mr Barrell is the top of my list, with Mr Pourtahari a close second. Mr O'Brien appeared genuine, but not willing to try putting things right without funds first.
I have nothing left now, but I will say beware of these people. I believe either one of them is lying, or all of them. At this stage I am not sure who or why, except to say I am almost Bankrupt due to there actions.