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Old 08-31-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I was offered a temporary driving job a and the employer said the client will sent 2 money orders via mail. Today, I received them and the money orders had a huge wad of them.

So I tried to email the employer but his email server was suspended. Then I tried to call the person who sent the money orders, but his phone number is disabled or it didn't exist. I was starting to get very suspicious and now I'm hesitant to cash in the money orders.


Are most USPS money orders counterfeit and fraudulent? Should I call USPS to see if they're legit? I don't want to get in trouble now.
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Old 08-31-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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Are most USPS money orders counterfeit and fraudulent? Should I call USPS to see if they're legit? I don't want to get in trouble now.
USPS money orders are the gold standard for money orders. You can cash them at a post office if you do not have a bank account. Take them to a post office to see if they are legit.

Verifying U.S. Postal Service Money Orders
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:46 AM
 
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USPS money orders are only issued upon receipt of good funds, generally cash paid to the post office.
So they are pretty good.

If the money orders you received aren't fakes, then they should be cashable at your bank.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: South Carolina - The Palmetto State
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You are correct for being suspicious of getting a "wad" of money orders - USPS or not.

You may want to check them out first - the USPS has a special toll-free number so you check the validity of those money orders: 866-459-7822

Also, the USPS website has some tips to visually check out Money Orders : https://www.usps.com/shop/accepting-money-orders.htm?

Hope this helps!
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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The money orders were indeed fake and I turned them in to the post office. Thanks!
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