Articles under ‘payment processors’:

MOBE processor QualPay ordered to return $6.3 million in stolen funds

A request from Qualpay to keep $6.3 million stolen from MOBE victims has been denied. The TRO in place against MOBE requires all funds related to the fraudulent business be turned over. Rather than hand over the $6.3 million it processed for MOBE, Qualpay instead sought an exemption from the TRO. The processor argued that [Continue reading…]


Firoz Patel’s Payza tax fraud bill climbs to $15.2 million

Firoz Patel’s Payza tax fraud bill has claimed to $15.2 million, following adjusted undeclared income of $26.2 million USD. Revenu Québec previously pegged Patel’s unpaid taxes at $10.8 million, however an ongoing investigation has revealed additional undeclared income.


Payza’s Firoz Patel surfaces in Canada, mocks DOJ

Following his indictment earlier this year, Payza co-founder Firoz Patel went into hiding. Now, if a June 12th Facebook status update is to be believed, Patel has resurfaced in Quebec, Canada.


Payza’s Firoz Patel and wife pursued for millions in unpaid taxes

In addition to being a wanted fugitive on the run from money laundering charges in the US, Payza co-founder Firoz Patel is also in trouble with Canadian authorities.


Payza co-founder Ferhan Patel wants release, brother still at large

Despite initially consenting to detention, Payza co-founder Ferhan Patel wants out. In a Motion to Revoke Detention Order filed on April 19th, Patel has asked the court to either outright release him, or in the alternative allow him to stay with his brother-in-law in New York.


Payza terminate US payment processing, status of client funds unknown

The latest move by Payza co-founder and fugitive Firoz Patel, has been to terminate payment processor services to US residents. It appears now, like Patel, Payza itself is on the run from US authorities.


How are Payza continuing to provide payment processor services?

Within 24 hours of the Department of Justice and Homeland Security seizing Payza’s .com domain, the payment processor reemerged on a .eu domain. The “payza.eu” domain was registered back in 2012. Payza only activated in response to the domain seizure however on March 21st. Payza’s parent shell company PH Millars is listed as the owner [Continue reading…]


Payza website offline, domain seized by DOJ and HSI

US authorities have seized the Payza and AlertPay websites, as part of forfeiture in a $250 million money laundering case filed against co-founders Firoz and Ferhan Patel.


Inside Payza & the Patel brothers’ multi-million dollar criminal enterprise

The specifics of Payza’s business operations have always been murky. We knew the company was co-founded by brothers Firoz and Ferhan Patel, Canadian citizens, who operated Payza via the UK shell company MH Pillars. Beyond that though specifics have been elusive… up until now. Following a federal indictment of the Patel brothers earlier this month, the [Continue reading…]


Payza co-founders indicted, facing $250 million money laundering case

For years Payza has been the defacto payment processor darling of the MLM underbelly. Founded by brothers Firoz and Ferhan Patel, who weren’t above personally promoting their partnership with Ponzi schemes, Payza was operated out of Montreal, Canada. Both Firoz and Ferhan Patel are Canadian citizens. Earlier this month the Patel brothers were indicted by a [Continue reading…]