Money orders are made out to individuals or companies for a specific amount. Payment is collected when the money order is issued. For this reason, money orders are sometimes preferred over checks. Money orders can be purchased from such places as the U.S. Post Office, Western Union, Money Gram and even Wal-Mart. When you receive a money order, you must endorse it before turning it in for cash.
Flip the money order over to reveal the back side.
Sign the back of the money order on the line provided with a pen.
Provide identification when turning the money order in for cashing. You must be the same individual listed on the front of the money order in the "Pay to" section. If a company name was used, you will need to prove that you are part of that company.