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Q: How can I check on a US postal money order I bought and sent? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: How can I check on a US postal money order I bought and sent?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pendleton-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 10 Feb 2003 10:30 PST
Expires: 12 Mar 2003 10:30 PST
Question ID: 159545
On Nov. 23, 02 I bought and sent a money order for some $70 for a
special magazine subscription.

How can I find if it has been received and cashed or can I get a

This is a U.S. postal money order for use in the USA.
Subject: Re: How can I check on a US postal money order I bought and sent?
Answered By: hummer-ga on 10 Feb 2003 11:26 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi pendleton,

Go to your post office with your money order receipt. If the money
order has been cashed, you will be able to obtain a copy of the paid
money order for a small fee. Then, you will have some proof to present
to the subscription department of the magazine that they cashed your
money order. If it has not been cashed, money orders carry no
expiration date, so I'm afraid there is nothing you could do about
that now. However, "Although negotiable in perpetuity, domestic money
orders are considered unclaimed after going uncashed for two years..."
 1996 - 2002 NUPA LLC

You can send an email with questions here:

Additional Links:

"If your money order is lost or stolen, all you have to do is present
your customer receipt to apply for a replacement."
USPS money order "missing list":

USPS - Missing Money Orders:

I hope this helps - if you have any questions or if I misunderstood
your questions, please post a clarification before rating my answer.

Thanks and good luck,

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Clarification of Answer by hummer-ga on 28 Feb 2003 07:13 PST
Hi John,

In regards to your question about "hummer", I don't mind telling you
personally but I don't want to tell the world.  So perhaps if I do it
in an older question, fewer people will read it.

Two reasons:
1) Hummingbirds - I adore them.  I count the days until they arrive in
the spring and enjoy them all summer until they leave in the fall. I
enjoy checking the migration map
 every day to see where they are on their trip north. It is a source
of wonder for me to think that those tiny birds actually cross the
Gulf twice a year!
2) My mother was a hummer - she hummed constantly which drove me crazy
as a child but now that I'm older, I find myself humming too (though
not as much as her).

Thanks for being interested and for all your kind words. By the way,
the "Bank of Canada" is not a commercial bank, it is the Canadian
national bank where the financial policies of the government are
carried out.

pendleton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
hummer-ga  You did a great job!
Thanks so much. I found out that the money was cashed on Dec. 2, 02.
Now I can (for $3) find out who cashed it where,et.c

Thanks for thoroughness!
God bless you to know and do His will!

Subject: Re: How can I check on a US postal money order I bought and sent?
From: rmn-ga on 10 Feb 2003 12:25 PST
If your money order has not yet been cashed, you can also fill out a
form to cancel the order at your post office, and the money order will
bounce when cashed, much the same way you would stop the cashing of a
Subject: Re: How can I check on a US postal money order I bought and sent?
From: hummer-ga on 11 Feb 2003 12:11 PST
Hi pendleton,

Thanks for letting me know the good news - I bet you feel a little bit
lighter now.  Thank you also for the fine rating, which is

Take care,

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