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Old 08-26-2005, 10:44 PM
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Default When sending money in WA does it have to be a postal money order?

I was just wondering if anyone knows whether or not when you send money to someone locked up in WA if it has to be a postal money order or not?
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Old 08-27-2005, 02:22 AM
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As far as I know, no it does not. Personally I have sent Money orders to Steve that have come from The Post Office, Grocery Stores, Convenience Stores, etc...and I have never had a problem with one being accepted.

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I send money orders from where ever I happen to be that day... 7-11 ...post office . I dont think it matters I have never had my guy say anything to me.
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Old 08-27-2005, 08:47 AM
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I also buy the money orders from different places, it's never been an issue.
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It used to be back in the 1980's that you had to send either a postal money order or a cashiers check for the inmate to get it in a timely manner. If you sent a store MO it would take 2 weeks to clear. I'm not sure when it all changed, I still get the postal MO's out of habit!!

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Old 08-28-2005, 09:24 AM
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I have always gotten postal MO's...because I hear that they still do clear faster and also, if ever lost, they are easier and faster to trace than others.
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I was always told it had to be a postal money order, you cant forge those.
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