Backpage.com, website known for sex-related classified ads, reportedly seized by FBI

Backpage.com, the website known for its sex and prostitution-related classified advertisements, was shut down and seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, according to reports and a large notice displayed on the site’s homepage.

Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona Sen. John McCain, and an activist against human trafficking, told AZ Central that she heard that in addition to raiding Lacey’s home, every office of the site around the world was raided.

“They’ve confiscated everything and shut the website down,” McCain said, adding that Friday was a “good day.”

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