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CD REISSUE SCAM ALERT: Lonnie Holdaway of Blytheville, Arkansas

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This is a brief summary of the long thread found here, for those who may be new to the community.

In short: Lonnie Holdaway of Blytheville Arkansas, formerly an active member of this community, used his credibility to prey upon and defraud a multitude of people both here and elsewhere, out of thousands of dollars.

He created a phony record label (Never Say Die Records, later changed to RnR Records), announcing several sought-after reissues, including several Hurricane albums. No permission was ever obtained for any of the material. He took preorders from the public as well as several well-known retailers, only to abscond with the funds.

He tried to fool people by inventing a fake automobile accident, hoping to play on people's sympathies. After being caught in several lies, he repeatedly promised to refund the affected parties, but only a few token small refunds were ever made.

If you choose to buy from, sell to, or trade with, Lonnie Holdaway, prepare to lose your funds and/or your merchandise.

In the event that you have been scammed by Lonnie, you need to do 2 things:

  • go to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a complaint:


    Be clear, concise, and do NOT use inflammatory language or rhetoric, or profanity. Just the facts.
  • File a report with the Blytheville Police Department

    Officer in Charge
    Ross Thompson

    201 W Walnut
    Blytheville, Arkansas 72315
    Non-emergency: (870)763-4411

If you wish to proceed with filing criminal or civil charges on your own, Lonnie's contact information is below (this is all public information, therefore not confidential):

117 West Hardin St.
Blytheville, AR 72315
United States

His place of business:

Parts Manager, Blytheville Ford Lincoln Mercury
305 N. Service
Blytheville, AR 72315

If you are an affected party, I urge you to pursue any LEGAL means at your disposal to file charges and keep this person from ripping anyone else off.


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