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Mystery Twitter user hides wads of cash in public and posts clues to locations online

By Mirror | May 29th 2014

By Mirror

San Francisco:Strangers are filling their pockets all over San Francisco after an anonymous person is giving free money away on a digital treasure hunt.

A mystery money man is leaving envelopes full of cash for people to find in San Francisco.

The anonymous millionaire is posting clues to the next envelope's location on Twitter using the handle @HiddenCash and asking people to share the cash with people who need it.

So far the envelopes, which all contain notes asking people to post pictures of themselves finding the cash and mention the Hidden Cash account, have been taped to chairs, parking meters and even a bulldozer on the beach.

The envelopes have been left all over San Francisco and usually contain $100 or more.

But now HiddenCash's creator is heading out of the city, tweeting on Wednesday morning (GMT) that the search would move to San Jose, the largest city in Silicon Valley.

The mysterious man behind HiddenCash has said in interviews the cash is part of a "social experiment for good".

It is believed he has made his fortune through real estate and has said on Twitter that HiddenCash is not an alternative to charitable donations.

@HiddenCash: "Because people asked, just want to say that @ Hiddencash is NOT instead of charity. We support many charities too. This is for fun."

So far the account has gained almost 120,000 followers in less than a week and the lucky few who have been able to find the cash have been tweeting their gratitude.

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