Question: Does A Western Union Money Order Have To Be Signed By The Purchaser?

Can you cash an unsigned money order?

Legally, no it can’t.

I had to give an attorney his money up front on an occasion long ago and gave him the fund useing American Express Travlers checks with only the top one signed.

He tried to cash them and dicovered he would actually have to do the “work” before getting paid even though he had the money..

What happens if you forget to sign a money order?

Some money orders require a signature, and some do not. The worse thing that will happen is that they return the package to you and you can just sign the money order and re-send it…

Does a money order have to be signed by the purchaser?

Legally, a purchaser’s signature is not required for a money order to be negotiable since it has been already paid for in cash. The named payee must sign in order to receive the cash.

What money orders look like?

USPS money orders include an address field on the left for the recipient’s address and another one on the right for the purchaser’s address, such that both the recipient’s address and your address appear. … Look for a field marked “Signature,” “Purchaser,” or “Drawer” on the front of the document.

What address do you put on money order?

Write your address in the purchaser section. Include your account number if you’re paying a bill. Sign the bottom where it says “purchaser’s signature.” Keep your receipt.

Can I Mobile deposit a money order?

Endorse the back of the money order and list it separately (as a check) on your deposit slip. Use caution when using your mobile device to deposit money orders. Banks may require you to deliver the original money order to your bank for processing, and many don’t allow mobile money order deposits at all.

Who signs the purchaser line on a money order?

4. Sign your name in the “purchaser’s signature” section. Sign the front of the money order in the portion labeled for your signature. This section may be titled “Purchaser’s signature,” “Purchaser,” “From,” “Signer” or “Drawer.” Do not sign the back of the money order.

How do you correct a mistake on a money order?

No, you cannot make changes to a completed money order. Any form of alteration or correction will result in ineligibility for cashing. Alternatively, you may opt for a refund through our office, which you may obtain by following the How do I request a Money Order refund instructions.

How do you sign a money order over to someone else?

You cannot cash or deposit a money order that is made out to someone else unless the original recipient signs it over to you, and vice versa. To sign a money order over to another person, you need to sign your name on the endorsement line and write “Pay to [Name of person]” beneath your signature.

Can I fill out a money order to myself?

Short Answer: You can make a money order out to yourself, but you can’t alter a money order after it’s been made out to someone else. To write a money order to yourself, you’ll write your name as both the purchaser and the recipient. For more details, see below.

How can I cash a money order not in my name?

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.

How long does it take for a money order to clear?

Money orders generally clear almost immediately, and if you (or the person you send a money order to) are redeeming it for cash, you should receive the funds right away. However, some banks may take as long as 24 hours to deposit a money order into your account, especially if you deposit it later in the day.