Can You Buy a Money Order with a Credit Card

Posted by Grace under Credit Card on October 16, 2015

A readers asked, can you buy a money order with a credit card? The answer is no! As simple as that. After I wrote an article about international money transfer, many readers are curious to know about “credit cards” and money orders”.

Here’s the message I received;


I just read your previous post about international money transfer, I want to know what are money order and how to use them, also I want to know if I can buy money order with a credit card. Thanks

Date Received: October 14, 2015 from Mr. Fallion, Illinois USA

I will answer the question “can you buy a money order with a credit card?” by citing useful information from different sources.

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What is a Money Order?

What is a Money Order, by the way… according to WikiPedia;

A money order is a payment order for a pre-specified amount of money. As it is required that the funds be prepaid for the amount shown on it, it is a more trusted method of payment than a cheque. A

Are Money Orders Secured Payment Method?

USPS United States Postal Service said it is. USPS stated that “money orders are a secure payment method. Purchase a money order for a certain amount from the Post Office and then provide the money order as payment”.B

Question: Can You Buy a Money Order with a Credit Card

Answer: NO! According to the answers I found online from Ask.Com, “the United States Post Office do not permit money order purchases with credit cards”. 1

Use Cash or Debit Card to Buy Money Order

According to Fox Business; 

Most merchants, including the U.S. Postal Service and check-cashing locations, require you to use cash or a debit card to buy a money order. That restriction cuts down on fraud and makes it more likely that issuers will get their money. 2

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