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Mystery Twitter Clues Lead To Hidden Cash
A person using the Twitter handle @HiddenCash has been posting messages that lead followers to envelopes of cash around San Francisco.
The mystery individual began sending out clues on Friday, and the Twitter feed has exploded, gaining more than 85,000 followers as of Tuesday afternoon.
Early Wednesday the account had more than 115,000 followers.
"Frankly, a little overwhelmed with requests for media and cash. It hasn't even been a week. Wow," a post on @HiddenCash said.
In media interviews, HiddenCash's creator has said his giveaways are a "social experiment for good".
The envelopes have been taped to various locations around the city, including parking meters.
@HiddenCash leaves clues, such as "You'll find white swans here; and, if you're lucky, a white envelope. (Too easy???)" accompanied by a picture.
Lucky followers who are first to figure out the clues have walked away with $100 or more.
Matthew Burkett was one such winner.
"YESSSSSS had to race another searcher but I WON," he wrote on Twitter.
Another winner, 27-year-old web producer Adam Wenger, said he collected $200 after finding two envelopes on Friday in San Francisco's South of Market District.
He said he bought pizza for his co-workers on Tuesday and will pay a $100 parking ticket.
The HiddenCash creator claims to make his money from real estate deals and hopes that winners will use the money for good deeds.
The mystery money man says "@HiddenCash has no political, religious, or business agenda.
"@HiddenCash is about love, kindness, and generosity."
The Twitter feed says that cash drops will soon take place in other cities in California, including Los Angeles and San Jose.