(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that an investigation initiated by his newly established Economic Crimes Division has led to the execution of search warrants in Tampa, Florida and Springfield, Ohio. Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) worked with state and local law enforcement to execute the search warrants at the offices of United Property Sales, LLC, (UPS), World Wide Land Marketing, (WWLM), International Property Exchange, LLC, and Nationwide Marketing and Advertising.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has received 26 complaints from consumers since 2007 regarding United Property Sales. The suspects allegedly targeted victims who owned inexpensive, vacant land throughout the U.S. The alleged suspects would call victims and get them to pay several thousands of dollars to sell their property via the Internet and then never pay the landowners.
If consumers feel that they have been taken advantage of by United Property Sales, LLC, (UPS), World Wide Land Marketing,(WWLM), International Property Exchange, LLC or Nationwide Marketing and Advertising, they are urged to call the Ohio Attorney General's Office at 1-800-282-0515 or file a complaint online at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov.
Lisa Hackley: 614-466-3840
Mark Moretti: 614-466-3840