Transaction Examples: Forced Sale

Forced Sale

A Forced Sale is a transaction initiated by a merchant with the intent of forcing the posting of the transaction against the customer account, either without receiving prior authorization by the card issuer, or after receiving a voice authorization code from the merchant acquiring call center. An example would be when a merchant’s terminal is offline, requiring the purchase of goods being completed without receiving online authorization by the card issuer. Or they received a Voice Approval. In these cases the merchant would enter the transaction details and forward this Forced Sale transaction to the card issuer with the expectation of receiving funding for the goods or services rendered. A forced sale does not require a matching authorization. Forced Sales are also known as Off-Line Sales.

Forced Sale Approved

Forced Sale Approved Request




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Forced Sale Approved Response