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.

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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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