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Are people with bad finances likelier to pay using money orders?

I manage rental properties and have noticed a trend among various tenants with a history of paying late or bad credit: They often pay rent using money orders. They do this even though I also accept ...
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Are purchase orders obsolete, or do they have some benefit over credit cards?

I just learned of Purchase Orders, which sound like they are used for purchasing expensive things in B2B. For example, if you wanted to purchase a large factory machine for several $k: I have only ...
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Is this type of behavior a type of rental scam?

I have noticed in my area there are a ton of people advertising rooms for rent, where someone owns a large 3 or 4 bedroom home and is trying to rent the rooms out. These are usually advertised at $...
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How can I cash a money order made to my baby?

We just recently had a baby and gifts have been filtering in. An elderly aunt of mine sent us a somewhat large money order of a few hundred dollars, but addressed it to our child. I was reviewing the ...
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Wrote a money order and added the recipient line, but won't be using it, can I change to myself?

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 ...
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Can I send a money order from USPS as a business?

I own a small business, and a contractor I hired asked to be paid through money order for services rendered. Can I send a money order to him under my business? For instance, From: My business name ...
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Sending money from India to USA (INR to USD)

I am an independent researcher from India and want to publish my dissertation in a US based publishing organization.The cost for publication is US$ 25, which they accept only via money order or check. ...
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Why must identification be provided when purchasing a money order?

I took a trip over to the local drugstore to procure a money order. The cashier then asked me for my drivers license so he could scan it in the system. I find this to be an interesting breach of ...
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What to do with an unused money order?

I recently bought a money order (at Wal-Mart) to pay an overdue sewer & trash bill at my apartment complex. But I ultimately ended up paying with a check, so didn't use the money order. Does it ...
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Is this reply promising a money order and cashier check a scam?

Lately, I have been tied up with my moving soon, among others. I got a reply from my ad for moving sale at craigslist, the author of which claims to be currently living on the other side of Atlantic ...