How to Track a Money Order
Money orders are a reliable way to send money. If you buy a money order, you’ll easily be able to track it and make sure it gets delivered to the recipient. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from money order tracking.
How do money orders work?
A money order is a paper document you can use to send a certain amount of money to your recipient. It’s a reliable alternative to cash and personal checks. Money orders usually come with a variety of delivery options so you can choose the best one for your needs.
How can I track a money order?
To track a money order with Western Union, you can call Western Union’s automated help line at (800) 999-9660. You will get a series of prompts, including “Check the Status of a Money Order.” Select this option.
On your Western Union money order record stub, you should see an 11-digit serial number on the upper right corner. Enter this serial number when prompted, and the automated help line will let you know the status of your money order. You’ll be able to find out if your money order has been cashed by the recipient.
How to track a money order without the serial number
If you misplaced your receipt and still want to track your money order, not to worry. You can track a Western Union money order if you don’t have the serial number by submitting a Western Union Money Order Research Request. Here’s some information you’ll need to include:
- Your name, phone number, and full address
- The money order amount, date of purchase, and time of purchase
- The payee’s name, if you provided it on the money order
- The full address of the location where you purchased the money order
You can fill out a Money Order Research Request online from the comfort of your home.
You can easily track a Western Union money order
Western Union makes money order tracking fast and easy. If you have the money order record stub with the 11-digit serial number on your receipt, you can find out the status of your order in minutes. And luckily, you can still track your money order even if you don’t have the receipt.
You can buy a Western Union money order at any Advance America location. You won’t need a bank account and can choose from a variety of payment and delivery options.