CHICAGO (CBS) — The city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has launched an investigation into the Adelove shipping company in Uptown – which is accused of ripping off people trying to send items overseas.

CBS 2’s Jermont Terry first reported two weeks ago on customer complaints at Adelove Shipping, which had a Chicago store at 5106 N. Broadway. One man paid Adelove $1,500 to ship a car to his mother in Nigeria, and ended up out both the money and the car.

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Following our investigation, BACP tells us it has several fraud complaints. The department also said it is looking into the company’s licensing.

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It appears Adelove is no longer operating at its Uptown location.

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However, at last check, the sign was still outside.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff