I just bought a money order and then found out I don't need it. It is not a lot and even less than processing fee at Western Union. Can I still get the money back. Can I add my name to the recipient and sign the money order to myself? All that would be suspicious is that the recipient line is marked out and I changed it to my name.


You can (usually) take it to your bank, and with appropriate identification, endorse the check with the words, "not used for the purpose intended." The one time I needed to not-use a money order, I was instructed to do so by the cashier/clerk at the bank.

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