There may be times when you wish to know if a money order has been cashed and is good. This may be in the event of the said payee not receiving their funds. In order to find out if at all a money order has been cashed and is good, a request will have to be made, along with the necessary fees.
For this you will need:
Money order receipt
Money order tracing form
Below are the instructions
The first thing is to determine the exact location of where that particular money order had been purchased.
If you purchased the money order online on the Money Gram website, then you have to fill in an online money order claim card. This you can also do in person at any Money Gram outlet, and after submitting the money order claim card and receipt you will have to pay a fee in order to trace the money order.
Suppose the money order was purchased at the post office or Western Union, here you will have to visit their website and click the "money order” tab on screen. After that you should click on "Learn more about money orders” which is located just below the "Let’s help you find lost or missing money orders” tab and download the purchase form which will have to be filled out and mailed together with the required fee.
The next thing is to go in person to a post office to submit form 6401 so as to trace and locate the money order purchased from the United States Postal Service (USPS). Here you will also be required to pay a small fee.
If your money order was purchased at a Wal-Mart store, then go there in person and produce your receipt to the staff there, so as to check if your money order has been cashed.