Instead of using personal checks, money orders can be used to make payments for bills and other utilities. They are sold at different locations which include; Wal-Mart Stores, Western Union, and Money Gram.
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.
How or can I check on a money gram status by using the numbers I was sent,
to see if it is at the money gram office before I go there?
How do I know who sent me a money gram money order and if it is real and can be cashed
Call 1-800-542-3590. First check the status of the money order. They will ask you for the money order number, and then the amt. Then wait to talk to representative.
I have received two Money Gram Money Orders the first in the amount of $500.00 with a routing number of 091900533 & indicating payable thru Wells Fargo Bank, South Central, N.A. Anchorage, Alaska and could have been purchased at Raley's Bel Air Nob Hill Food Source. It also shows Issue/Drawer, Money Gram Payment Systems, Inc.
The other Money Gram Money Order is in the amount of $300.00 and shows the same routing number and both were purchased on 8/25/2009
I got three from scammers. This is an old trick. They use Craigslist to buy things with fake Money Orders and then ask for the "overpayment" to be wired back to them. Since it takes weeks for your bank to find out the check is phony, the crook (based in Africa) has your real $$$ which you wired to him.
Is there any way to use the tracking or reference numbers you were sent to see if the money gram is there before you drive there?
I received 2 money grams both worth $ 870.00 money gram 5853717119 in a box last number is 1 this is printed on the left side to the right of the money gram under date which is 05/12/2010 is the amount in a pink box is the amount of the money order under the box is numbers 77048841050410 the right under are the numbers 0061402078144119 left bottom corner has payable through Wells Fargo Bank South Central N.A. Under that says anchorage Alaska then starting at the very bottom left corner going right you have numbers 091900533585 space then 37171193 then a 1/2 inch space with finale numbers of 90 is this a real Money Gram This was for work for a secret shopper I believe this is not real I checked on line and shows Laura Riley as having this money waiting sender is Scott Miller 1241 High LN Eskopark Co 80517 They came UPS to my wife Laura Riley 1415 East Moody Ave # 7 Knoxville Tennessee
We just received today 05/14/2010 the same type of money gram from a Jack Valley from south central wells fargo, N.A. In anchorage alaska - first we don't know anyone from there who would generously give us a money gram for 900.00 with no note of who and why they sent it. Checked this site and will report it to Wells Fargo bank tomorrow. I feel badly for people that get scammed and don't have access and knowledge as to how they get grounded by these people. Thanks for the info. No dummies here....
My bank closed my account for this type of money order. There is a heat sensor on the money order that is activated when you rub it with your finger. Nothing happens on the fraudulent money grams. Also, the website address is often missing on the back side of the money gram. Apparently, the money orders were good at one time and were washed in some type of chemical agent, then retyped over with the wrong ink.
Received 3 checks 1,000 dollars each from Rhonda Johnson 139 Brown st Norway MI 49870 via Bloomer Shopping Agency Air Mail London England for 'Mystery Shopping'.
Fradulent money order coming from craigs list.. 2 money orders $945.00 based out of alaska, mailed from virginia and is mailable to boston, mass...I hope everyone is aware to not trust anyone.... I so hope your pecker falls off... Blessede Be...Seriously..
I just received 2 from Hawaii $830 each. They were already cashed for a less amount ($41.00).
Do not be deceived by a Gemma Louis from Cyprus, Donald Ndzi from Cyprus or a Joseph Tiner from Hawaii.
Calling Interpol next.
Call the person that sent it to to find out.
Yes! 800-542-3590. They can let you know if it is valid of not. There hours are 6am-9pm. Mountain standard time. BE CAREFULL!! This is a HUGE scam right now and you can go to jail and possibly prison. This is fraud and unfortunately there is often no way to trace it back to the person who sent it in the first place. You cash it, spend the money and a week later find that the money has been pulled from your account because the money gram/order you cashed was counterfeit. I hate to hear about people falling for this scam...please don't become one of them.
Hi, be very careful with trying to cash that money order. Most likely if you did not do anything to receive that money, it is probably counterfeit. I think these counterfeit money orders are being sent all over our Country now. My Granddaughter just received one in New York and her Cousin received one in Maryland. I hope some law enforcement is really looking into this matter, it needs to stop. I think a lot of younger people are being targeted with this scam. Take care!
If this is a letter saying that you just have to cash this check and send them said amount of money, and the rest is yours, it is a fake! I got one one time, and called the BBB about it. They said that if I cashed it, and sent that money, that was one thing, but, the gist of it is that you would be responsible for all that money when the bank discovered that it wasn't a real check, and they will find that out.