How and Where to get Money Orders

Western Union® money orders offer a reliable, convenient alternative to cash or a check. Use them to give a gift, make a purchase, or even pay a bill.

All about money orders


What is a money order?

Think of a money order as a pre-paid check. It provides a reliable way to transfer funds from one person to the next.


Where to get a money order?

Money orders can be purchased at any participating Western Union® agent location.


How to get a money order

Stop in at any participating Western Union location. Purchase for the principal amount you need.

Fill out the ‘Payee’ information. Sign and send to the receiver. Keep your receipt until you know the money order has been received.

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Benefits of using Western Union® money orders

Money orders are pre-paid.


Buy at participating Western Union agent locations.


With a money order, there’s no need for a bank account.


It’s a simple and reliable way to give money in person or send it through the mail.

Need help with a lost, stolen, or damaged
money order?

If you HAVE the receipt:

Complete the money order tracing/refund request form on the back of the money order receipt and return it, along with a $15 nonrefundable processing fee, to the address listed there.

If you DON’T HAVE the receipt:

Print and complete the money order customer request form and return the receipt, along with a $30 nonrefundable processing fee, to the address listed there.

Note: Please allow 30 days for processing. All requests for refunds and
photocopies must be in writing.

Ways to submit the form and receipt(s):





Western Union Financial
Services, Inc.
PO Box 7030 Englewood,
Colorado 80155-7030

Other money order questions? Call Customer Service at 1-800-999-9660.

*Card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. Use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges.


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