Payza Under Federal Investigation



Payment processor Payza is officially under a United States criminal investigation.

The office of U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia has confirmed on its website that the U.S.A. Department of Homeland Security via Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is involved in the investigation of Payza and Obopay. This also includes the Washington, D.C. Financial Crimes Task Force.

The Oct 15 update on the aforementioned website has published the following:

“The United States government, including Homeland Security Investigations and the Washington, D.C. Financial Crimes Task Force, is currently conducting a criminal investigation. As part of that investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has requested a United States District Judge to pause curr[en]t civil litigation relating to Payza and Obopay. The Judge has paused the litigation until January 22, 2016. Shortly after that date, additional information will be made available on this website about the status of this investigation.”