It began in the United States by twitter name @HiddenCash but has spread to the UK to boot. And another Twitter account @HiddenCashYvr was setup two days ago for the people of Vancouver. @HiddenCashYvr started tweeting locations of $100 bills for Vancouverites.
According to SMH, "A secretive millionaire, who uses the Twitter name @HiddenCash, began leaving packets of money around San Francisco a week ago before moving on to Los Angeles, posting clues to the location of envelopes to his more than 300,000 followers on the social network."
The account titled @HiddenCash_UK that was setup on Tuesday for the UK people. Up until now four locations have been mailed envelopes containing 50 pounds in each one of them. Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Brighton were the spots around Britain that got the envelopes.
The person who started all this is a rich man who has millions in cash. But he feels guilty about owning so much money. So in order to reduce the wealth gap between rich and poor, he started hiding envelopes in various parts of the LA bay area and gave clues to people who wanted to find them.
The man also said that he had many e-commerce ventures in which he had made a lot of money and now he realized that there are some things that money cannot buy.
That's it for today... all have been found. That's it for the weekend too -- enjoy the sunshine tomorrow and I'll see you next week!— HiddenCashVancouver (@HiddenCashYVR) June 1, 2014
According to Telegraph, the 25-year-old said: “I had seen the version in the US and thought it was a really great idea. I thought why not bring that over here and the reaction has been really good.”
The individual giving away money for free finds the fact that he is leading the people in need of that money on a treasure hunt very pleasurable.
Furthermore, he has said that he won’t be ending this money giveaway anytime soon. He is in it for the long haul. Many people have found money in envelopes in the UK.
“It got to a point where there is only so much stuff that money can buy and for myself - as well as for the people finding the money - I find it quite fun.”
“I get more of a kick out of that than I would spending £50 on myself. We’ve planned a drop right down south, in Brighton, and I’ve planned one in London.”
The first person to find an envelope with legal tender in it was an electrician. However, the scheme does have its drawbacks since many people in California have started getting cash-mad. They are searching everywhere for the money.
Obviously, charity is not a solution and ultimately the only people who could help the poor are the poor themselves. Among the last regions where the money hunt has reached may be included Vancouver and Toronto. It seems Canada needs its benefactors too!