There are times where you may wish to send money to individuals in need without them knowing the source of the aid. Sometimes it feels better to do some good without receiving any attention or making somebody else feel awkward. Although it may take a little bit more effort, it is possible to send a check anonymously.
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Visit your local bank to obtain a bank check or a cashier's check for the amount you'd like to send. Ask the bank teller to show you what the check would look like before proceeding to make sure that it doesn't require any identifying information to be included on the check, such as your name.
Mail the letter without including a return address on the envelope. This will provide some anonymity but the letter will have a postmark in the upper corner, which will tell the recipient which area the letter was sent from; hence, you may want to mail it from a location that does not reflect your hometown or postcode.
Consider mailing your check through a remailing service. Look up "remail services" in your Internet search engine to see a variety of options. A remailing service is a company that will anonymously remail any letters, packages, etc. for a fee. Do a little research to see which is the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective for your needs.
To save time and steps, consider using an only-anonymous giving organisation, like Giving Anonymously (givinganon.org). Sites like this allow you use your debit card to send money anonymously to anybody. The organisation will print out an anonymous check and mail it to the specified recipient without revealing any identifying information. They will often give you delivery confirmation and even forward any "Thank Yous" they receive on your behalf.
Tips and warnings
- Use judgement when mailing money anonymously because it would be a tragedy to have the money stolen, misplaced or presumed to be junk mail.
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