- Write the payee name. Write the name of the person or business you are addressing the money order to in the “PAY TO THE ORDER OF” field first.
- Fill out your information in the purchaser fields. The purchaser is you.
- Sign the front of the money order.
- Keep the money order receipt.
How can you tell if a money order is real?
If you’re not sure if the money order is real or not, you can call the U.S. Postal Service Money Order Verification System at 866-459-7822. You can also report any suspected fraud by calling the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.
Can money orders be Frauded?
There are countless scenarios in which money orders are being used for fraud. In many cases, a legitimate money order is purchased for a small amount but then altered to show a different amount.
What happens if you cash a fake check without knowing it?
The consequences of depositing a fake check — even unknowingly — can be costly. You may be responsible for repaying the entire amount of the check. While bank policies and state laws vary, you may have to pay the bank the entire amount of the fraudulent check that you cashed or deposited into your account.