A Moneygram money order must be correctly filled out in order for the payment to be accepted and processed without complications. This emindsca will teach you how to fill out a Moneygram money order correctly.
Method 1: Purchase a MoneyGram Money Order
1. Check to see if you can pay with a money order. Money orders are a type of payment that guarantees the recipient that they will be paid. Because you pay for the money order in advance when you buy it, you cannot void it like a credit card charge, and the amount cannot bounce like a bad check. Despite the fact that it is a very secure method of payment, not all businesses or individuals will accept money orders as a form of payment. Before you secure your money order, check with the person you’re paying to see if it’s an acceptable form of payment.
Money orders are frequently required by government agencies, such as when paying a speeding ticket or a court processing fee.
2. Recognize your options. Money orders can be obtained from a variety of sources, including post offices, banks, local businesses such as grocery stores, Western Union branches, and MoneyGram branches. If you don’t have a MoneyGram branch nearby, you can probably get a money order from many other places in your area.
3. Find a MoneyGram location. If you don’t know where to look for one in your area, you can use the company’s website’s search function. Simply enter your address and check the box next to the service you require to find a branch that can assist you. Depending on the reason for your money order, select either “Send Money” or “Pay a Bill.”
The website will show you a list of MoneyGram locations in your area. You can view the location on a map or follow the directions provided by the website to find your nearest MoneyGram branch.
4. Consider sending your money order via the internet. If you can’t find a convenient location or simply don’t have time to visit a branch in person, MoneyGram provides an online money order option. Again, check with the recipient to ensure that they will accept this form of payment rather than a physical money order.
Method 2: Creating a MoneyGram Money Order
1. Request a money order from the teller. Before you can fill out the money order, you must first purchase it. Before you go to a MoneyGram location, you should know exactly how much money you need to send the recipient. MoneyGram will charge you a small fee for the transaction, so make sure you have enough money to cover that as well.
For the purchase of money orders, MoneyGram accepts cash, debit card, credit card, or check.
2. As soon as you purchase the money order, fill it out. Once you’ve paid for the money order, it’s just like cash. If you leave the fields blank and then lose the money order, whoever picks it up can make it out to himself or herself and keep your money. To avoid this, fill out the form as soon as you receive your purchase.
3. In the “Pay to the Order Of” line, type the recipient’s name. The first line of the money order is clearly marked “Pay to the Order Of/Pagar de la Orden De.” For the benefit of MoneyGram customers, the money order labels its various fields in both English and Spanish. On this line, write the name of the person or business who will be receiving the money order. Always inquire about the recipient’s preferred name for the money order, as you must use a legal name rather than a nickname. For example, you may know your landlord as “Jane,” but she may need to deposit the money order as “Smith Properties, Inc.”
4. Please sign the money order. The “Purchaser, Signer for Drawer” line is located beneath the “Pay to the Order Of” line. Fill in the blanks with your signature. It is not necessary to print your name legibly. Use your official signature — the one on your driver’s licence, the back of your credit cards, and the one you use to sign checks.
5. Include your mailing address. A line labelled “Address” appears beneath the signature line. You might not be able to tell whether the address should be yours or the recipient’s based on the money order. The address you include, however, should be for the person who purchased the money order. Complete it completely and accurately, including your street address, city, state, and zip code.
6. Distain the money order from the receipt. You will find a detachable stub on the side of the money order that serves as your receipt. Bend along the perforated line to ensure that the receipt stub can be removed without tearing the actual money order. Keep the stub until you are certain that the money order has been received and processed by the person to whom you are sending payment. If your money order is stolen or lost, the information on the receipt can be used as proof of purchase or to track the money order’s status.
Method 3: Sending a Money Order Over the Internet
1. On the MoneyGram website, enter your basic money order information. The first screen will include two drop-down menus as well as a text field. Select the country in which the recipient will receive and process the money order from the first drop-down menu, labelled “Send To.” Select “Pick Up Any Agent – USD” under “Receive Option.” Enter the amount to be paid to the recipient in the third field, labelled “Amount.” Even if you are sending an even dollar amount, such as $25, include a decimal and two zeroes to indicate that no cents are to be paid: 25.00.
2. Choose a transfer speed. The transfer fee you must pay is determined by how quickly you want them to process and send your payment. MoneyGram can process your money order in about 10 minutes if you pay with a debit or credit card. However, if you want to pay for the money order with your bank account, it will take them three business days to process it.
3. Create a MoneyGram account. If you already have an account, sign in with your email address and password. If you are new to MoneyGram, you must create an account by entering your email address.
Enter your name, phone number, billing address, date of birth, and the last four digits of your Social Security number on the next screen.
If you do not want to receive emails from MoneyGram, uncheck the box that says “Yes, I would like to receive promotions and special offers from MoneyGram.”
Create a username and password for your account.
Select the “No, thank you” button. If you want to opt out of MoneyGram Plus, say, “Do not enrol me in MoneyGram Plus.”
4. Fill in the blanks with the recipient’s information. You will enter your recipient’s contact information on the same screen where you sign up for your MoneyGram account. Include their first and last names, as well as the state they live in.
Please keep in mind that you can only send up to $499.99 to the state of Arizona.
To respond to the question “Are you sending money for the purchase of goods or services?” click the “Yes” or “No” button.
If you want to send a message to the recipient, you can type up to 40 characters.
5. Fill in your payment information. You will be asked for your payment information at the bottom of the screen. If you pay with a credit card, you must specify the type of card — MoneyGram only accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Then enter your card number, expiration date, and CVV number. If you are paying with a bank account, you must provide the name of your bank, the type of account (checking or savings), your routing number, and your account number.
All checks format their routing and account numbers the same way, regardless of which bank issues them. A long string of numbers will appear at the bottom of your check. Your routing number is the first set of numbers. The second set of numbers is your account number. The third set of numbers is the check number.
You can complete your money order once you’ve confirmed all of your information!
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