How can you tell if a USPS money order is real?
Contact the U.S. Post Office Money Order Verification System at 1-866-459-7822 to verify the authenticity of any U.S. Postal money order. Report suspected fraudulent U.S. Postal money orders to U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.
Are there fake postal money orders?
Most counterfeit Postal Money Orders are domestic, with a face value of $750 to $950. International Postal Money Orders are printed in pink, yellow, and gold and cannot exceed a value of $700. There has been an increase in counterfeit international money orders printed with values of $500 to $700.
What happens if I fill out a money order wrong?
Unfortunately, filling out a money order with the wrong information is not easily forgiven. Changing information on the completed money order will make the order ineligible for cashing; the official policy is that money orders must be canceled and/or refunded if there is a mistake.
How many money orders can I buy at once?
1.2Purchase Restrictions. A postal customer may buy multiple money orders at the same time, in the same or differing amounts, subject to these restrictions: a. The maximum amount of any single money order is $1,000.
Do money orders have check numbers?
You need to send money securely. Unlike checks, money orders don’t include your bank account number, and they help ensure that only the recipient can use it, unlike mailing cash. You don’t have a checking account.
Who cashes postal money orders?
You can cash a USPS money order at a Post Office for free. You can also cash them at most banks and some stores. Rural carriers may cash money orders if they have enough money on hand.
How many money orders can I deposit?
Most money orders have a maximum limit of $1,000. Therefore, a buyer would need to purchase multiple orders if he needs more than the stipulated limit. Be sure to fill out the money order carefully; it’s a one-off purchase and you need to keep good records of it.