Dept. of Justice seizes classified ads website Backpage.com 04/06/2018 3:26 pm PDT Comments KTLA via KTLA: The classified ads website Backpage.com has been seized by federal law enforcement agencies, according to a banner that popped up on the site Friday. The banner says, “backpage.com and affiliated websites have been seized as part of an enforcement action” by the FBI, US Postal Inspection Service and the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and advocacy groups have long called for an investigation into Backpage.com for allegedly facilitating prostitution and sex-trafficking. A spokesperson for the Justice Department confirmed to CNN that the website has been seized and that additional information will be provided after 6 p.m. ET Friday. FULL STORY: DOJ Seizes Classified Ads Website Backpage.com - KTLA #KTLA Related Stories Over 100 accused johns arrested in prostitution sting, including radio host Woman charged with soliciting sex on Backpage Crime Watch Daily investigates sex-trafficking epidemic in U.S. CEO of Backpage.com arrested, faces charges of pimping 62-year-old man robbed, stabbed after answering Backpage ad Beloved Detroit chef misses big catering gig, vanishes Woman accused of committing prostitution from home she was renting Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.