How do I get reimbursed for a money order?
Requesting a Refund
- Take your money order receipt to any Post Office location.
- Talk to a retail associate at the counter to start a Money Order Inquiry.
- After starting the inquiry, you will be able to check the status of your money order and inquiry progress by visiting the Money Orders Application.
How do you check if a money order has been cashed?
Customers wanting to find out if a money order has been cashed may go online to USPS.com to check the status. They will need to enter the money order serial number, Post Office number, and issued amount—all printed on the money order receipt—in order to obtain near real-time status information.
How do I trace a money order?
Call MoneyGram’s automated response line at 1-800-542-3590 or use MoneyGram’s online tracking system. You’ll need to provide your money order number and the exact dollar amount; the system should then tell you whether the item has been cashed or not.
Do money orders get deposited?
Money orders do not include personal information, such as your bank’s routing number and your bank account number. The recipient can cash the order at a local bank or credit union—there’s no requirement to go to the issuer to have it cashed. Money orders can also be deposited into a bank account, for no fee.
What can you do with an unused money order?
Take it to the Bank If the money order is blank, put your name in the recipient’s area and endorse the back of the money order. Then you can either present it to a teller. If you don’t have a bank account, many banks such as Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America will cash a money order for a fee.
Can you cash your own money order?
Your best bet is to cash a money order at the same entity that issued it, whether that’s a bank branch, post office or other location. Check-cashing locations, convenience stores and grocery stores can be alternatives, but watch out for fees.
Can money orders be traced without receipt?
While most banks and issuers will allow you to trace your money order without a receipt, some will not. USPS does not allow tracing of any money order without a receipt. Call your issuer’s customer service number (easily found on their website) to see if they can trace a money order without a receipt.
What’s the difference between money order and check?
Just like personal and cashier’s checks, money orders are secure forms of payment, representing an amount of money. Money orders work in the opposite of checks – you exchange money (typically cash) for a piece of paper that represents that amount of money.