Man Uses "Forced Sale Option" To Scam Retailers

posted by Gregg Paul/Wafa Shadid -

A man is facing charges after conning retailers out of thousands of dollars of merchandise by using a special code on pre-paid credit cards.  

Phoenix police say they arrested 27-year-old Adam Miller on charges of fraudulent schemes and theft. Miller is accused of using a special code to activate a "forced sale option" on a pre-paid credit card, with little or no money on it, to buy items.  

He allegedly attempted to buy almost 80-thousand-dollars in products.  Authorities say the "forced sale option" is meant for a customer who is making a large purchase, and the merchant has to call the bank and receive a code for the sale to be valid.  

Miller allegedly provided the codes himself to the merchant as he pretended to call the banks.

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