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Anonymous Twitter Account @HiddenCash Is Hiding Envelopes Stuffed With Money Around California

Someone has been hiding cash around the Bay Area and sending clues through Twitter on where to find it. On Wednesday night, the account, @HiddenCash, made its first drop in Los Angeles.

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On Twitter, @HiddenCash describes itself as "an anonymous social experiment for good."

New drop: This is the view from behind the blue railing. Also look for something white and folded.

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

New drop: This is the view from behind the blue railing. Also look for something white and folded.

2:34 PM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The anonymous person behind the account has been hiding envelopes filled with cash "around SF & beyond."

@HiddenCash Next happy hour round is on me, thanks @HiddenCash!

Atticus Grey@_Atticus

@HiddenCash Next happy hour round is on me, thanks @HiddenCash!

2:49 PM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

To locate money hidden across the region, @HiddenCash has been sending out clues, which usually include a photo hint.

Couldn't help do one last one before leaving town. MEDIA will love this one. There's lots of green in these bushes.

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

Couldn't help do one last one before leaving town. MEDIA will love this one. There's lots of green in these bushes.

1:58 PM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The account encourages those who find the money to tweet a photo and tag Hidden Cash.

Latest drop by @hiddencash ... in the @nbcbayarea parking lot! Crazy fun!

Janelle Wang@janellewang

Latest drop by @hiddencash ... in the @nbcbayarea parking lot! Crazy fun!

11:08 AM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Money has been found throughout San Francisco: inside a record album in Amoeba Records, taped onto parking meters, attached to a bulldozer...

@HiddenCash this was great. Amoeba records in a We are the world vinyl!!

Random Mysticks@RandomMysticks

@HiddenCash this was great. Amoeba records in a We are the world vinyl!!

9:39 PM - 25 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And even at the beach.

thanks @HiddenCash, sharing most of it with other beachgoers. have a great day!

Forrest Hanson@gumplr

thanks @HiddenCash, sharing most of it with other beachgoers. have a great day!

11:31 AM - 26 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people have reported finding as much as $100.

Alex from San Jose found $130. He looks pretty stoked about it too:

VIDEO: In case you missed it. Alex from #SanJose finds $130 in @HiddenCash live on KTVU http://t.co/B2m0eZySNU

KTVU@KTVU

VIDEO: In case you missed it. Alex from #SanJose finds $130 in @HiddenCash live on KTVU http://t.co/B2m0eZySNU

6:08 AM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The person behind the account has remained anonymous so far, saying he doesn't want the attention on him, but on the project itself. The @HiddenCash account now has more than 200,000 followers.

You'll find white swans here; and, if you're lucky, a white envelope. (Too easy???)

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

You'll find white swans here; and, if you're lucky, a white envelope. (Too easy???)

9:00 AM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The man behind the account said in a phone interview with KTVU that he made his money in San Francisco real estate. “The last real estate deal I did I made about half a million dollars. I can afford to give a lot,” he said.

Thank you @HiddenCash work as a team share as a team #positivevibes #payitforward @Decembrsveryown @LJnotwitter

T.$ki@LastnameAficial

Thank you @HiddenCash work as a team share as a team #positivevibes #payitforward @Decembrsveryown @LJnotwitter

11:52 AM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many people have been impressed with the idea behind @HiddenCash.

I wish all millionaires followed @HiddenCash 's lead. This IS the very meaning of paying it forward.

Brenda (Bee)@brenda81162

I wish all millionaires followed @HiddenCash 's lead. This IS the very meaning of paying it forward.

9:39 PM - 26 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And think it's a great way to pay it forward.

I hope whoever finds @HiddenCash's next drop gives some or all of their findings to charity. #payitforward

Connie S. Mendoza@SnoopConnieCon

I hope whoever finds @HiddenCash's next drop gives some or all of their findings to charity. #payitforward

5:58 PM - 24 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While others have criticized @HiddenCash for not giving money directly to charities, the anonymous benefactor has said he does donate to such organizations, including the San Francisco Food Bank.

New SF drop: find Mr. Franklin along the "crookedest street" (towards the bottom). Retweet when you find.

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

New SF drop: find Mr. Franklin along the "crookedest street" (towards the bottom). Retweet when you find.

11:11 AM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He said his treasure hunts are for fun and are meant to "put a smile on someone's face."

He also said he would like people who can afford it, to "pay it forward" and give or share the money they find with someone else.

@HiddenCash YESSSSSS had to race another searcher but I WON. (Old catapillar bulldozer on ocean beach)

Matthew Burkert@mattypatty513

@HiddenCash YESSSSSS had to race another searcher but I WON. (Old catapillar bulldozer on ocean beach)

4:33 PM - 25 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This guy shared his findings by buying lunch for his co-workers:

Web Producer Adam found @HiddenCash on Friday, bought pizza for the newsroom today! Thanks, man!

KGO Radio@kgoradio

Web Producer Adam found @HiddenCash on Friday, bought pizza for the newsroom today! Thanks, man!

12:24 PM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cash was also left in a few spots in San Jose:

Here's a photo of last drop in case you're more visual. Bye for now, San Jose. We'll be back! Next stop: Los Angeles

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

Here's a photo of last drop in case you're more visual. Bye for now, San Jose. We'll be back! Next stop: Los Angeles

10:15 AM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This lucky lady found some of the cash in San Jose:

Cousin found the last drop of #hiddencash @HiddenCash in san jose. Congrats cousin..

Monica Chavez @monica_lizotte

Cousin found the last drop of #hiddencash @HiddenCash in san jose. Congrats cousin..

10:55 AM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And so did this happy pair:

The anonymous benefactor also said in an interview with CNN that he plans to continue his project indefinitely and is hoping to expand...

Thx for all the ❤️ @HiddenCash is going nationwide! Let your friends around the country know 2 follow 4 clues & . Next wknd: LA

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

Thx for all the ❤️ @HiddenCash is going nationwide! Let your friends around the country know 2 follow 4 clues & 💸. Next wknd: LA

2:21 PM - 25 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wednesday night, @HiddenCash tweeted that it was about to make its first drop in L.A.

Hiddencash is coming to Los Angeles tonight. First drop in a few hours. Hope you're up LAte!

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

Hiddencash is coming to Los Angeles tonight. First drop in a few hours. Hope you're up LAte!

5:34 PM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wednesday night, @HiddenCash tweeted that it had made its first drop in L.A.

First LA drop! Get close to the water, but no need to get wet at this famous fountain.

Hidden Cash@HiddenCash

First LA drop! Get close to the water, but no need to get wet at this famous fountain.

7:58 PM - 28 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BuzzFeed reached out to @HiddenCash for this story, but has not yet received a response.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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