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Correct Way to Note Payee on Money Order

If I fill out a money order do I have to use the full legal name for the payee or can I use the first and last name that I know him by (e.g. if I know him by Bobby Smith, but his full legal name is Robert James Smith can I just use Bobby Smith on the money order if I want)?


By Randy from San Diego, CA

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August 31, 20100 found this helpful

If he has to show an ID to cash it, I would make it out to Robert Smith. If he's going to deposit it into a bank account, I don't think it matters. I have deposited checks made out to Barb instead of Barbara and they cleared the bank with no problem.

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September 1, 20100 found this helpful

Depending upon how the check will be cashed it can either make make a difference or none at all. If it is batched with other checks for deposit, the payee won't even be looked at. If deposited through a remote deposit system as a lot of businesses do now, it won't be noticed. If it is brought to a bank for cash, it might be.

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September 1, 20100 found this helpful

Make it out to whatever his state issued ID says or the name on his bank account.

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