Money order frustration
October 9, 2010 1:53 AM Subscribe
I got a money order for a security deposit on an apartment, but then ended up not staying with them. They gave me back the money order, but im having trouble getting the money back into my own hands..
posted by Esefa to Work & Money (8 answers total)
It actually two money orders, if that makes a difference; one is $50 and the other is $100. I got them from a 7-Eleven, and I still have the receipts. When I got them back I returned to the same 7-Eleven and they told me they can only issue them and cant refund or cash them.
So I went to my bank (Chase) with them, only to have them refer me back to the 7-Eleven.
I then tried a Western Union (since that was the issuing company), and they said call the number on the back of the money orders. I did, it was a very informative recording. Ive forgotten the particulars but it sounds like a pretty ridiculous process involving a $15 fee per money order and a physical notarized letter stating my reasons for needing the refund, which they would mail back in a few weeks..
Ive never dealt with money orders before. Is there a reasonable way for me to get my money back without the high fees and in a timely manner?? I dont care if its cash or a check or a refund to my debit card!