A money order is a financial instrument that can be refunded, according to Western Union. Iit can take time to honor the request, so purchasers of money orders should keep a copy of their receipts to ensure that the refund process can be facilitated more quickly and easily.
According to Western Union, a money order purchaser may request a refund by completing and signing a tracing-refund request. The form can be filled out separately or may be completed on the back of the receipt for the instrument. Purchasers can then send the form or receipt and money order to the contact address on the document. A nonrefundable fee is issued for processing the request. To institute the refund, purchasers need to include their contact details, the money order number, if known, and the purchase location. Typically, requesters must wait 30 days for their refund to be processed.