If they are from another state they can wire you the cash.
Cashier's Checks and Money Orders are not any safer then accepting a personal check.
Postal money orders are perfectly
I hate to disagree with you, but as the title of this section of the forum says, there are Counterfeit Postal Money Orders out there. They are as "safe" as a cashier's check.
I see many counterfeit money orders every week, I said, if you take it to the Post Office and they cash it, they authenticate it first, they should never cash a counterfeit Postal Money Order.
It is similar to this situation, if you take a counterfeit cashier's check into the bank it is drawn on, you should never be concerned about a counterfeut, that bank has the means to verify the check while you wait.
If you take a check or a money order and you simply deposit it into your account, if it is not drawn on that bank, then you run into problems with counterfeits.
I hope that makes it clearer.