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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Cash drop creates Twitter frenzy

Published 27/05/2014 | 22:37

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A mysterious person with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been dropping envelopes full of cash throughout San Francisco

Someone is dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco, causing a social media frenzy.

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The mysterious person with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been hiding money throughout the city since Friday, leading scores on a scavenger hunt.

His Twitter following has exploded from a few hundred on Friday to more than 75,000 and counting by Tuesday.

Hidden Cash's creator says his giveaways are a "social experiment for good". He claims to make his money from San Francisco's property market and hopes that winners also pay it forward.

Adam Wenger, a 27-year-old web producer, said he won 200 dollars (£118) finding two envelopes in the city's South of Market District. He bought pizza for his co-workers and will pay a 100 dollar (£59) parking ticket with his cash.

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