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I started putting away money found on the street. I have a designated piggy bank for them. Then at the end of the year I count them up and decide what to spend them for. It's not much but always something. Does enyone of you do something similar or do you have other ideas you like to share?

oliwka85
22 days ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador22 days ago

If I find money in the street it usually just goes straight into everyday spending.

Best I've ever found was a fiver a couple of years back, it was on a main road so no idea where/who it had come from, so it was only polite I picked it up and "recycled" it.

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oliwka85
oliwka85
Original Poster
22 days ago

Yes £5 was the bigges I foun so far too.

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

I found a envelope with 80 in just before Xmas most I every found

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

Ann1984 Poor person somewhere missing 80 quid.

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

Dennab finders keepers if I didn’t pick up someone else would of it was in a back lane not used very often

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

Ann1984 No not finders keepers at all Ann. That could have been dropped by a poor pensioner. The correct thing to do would be to report it to the local police like I did when I found £20. If nobody calls them claiming the money (obviously proving to be the owner), you get to keep it.

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Ann1984
Ann198422 days ago

Dennab the op asked and I answered it looked like been there a while anyway if was in a bag with I'd I would have handed in but in a load of leaves

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

Ann1984 Just my opinion Ann, especially with the level of money involved. I wouldn't be going online telling people if I'd done that.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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22 days ago

I would have handed this into the police. As a child I did learn this lesson. I found a farmer's wallet in a car park and it apparently had over £600 in it the police officer said. It was the decent thing to do. Unfortunately my good nature was not rewarded and did not even receive a thank you. Manners costs nothing. Xx

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig22 days ago

I agree that this should have been handed in. I have never found a large amount of money, only coins, but if I found a large amount then I would hand it into the police. You have no idea what the circumstances of the person who dropped it are. I wouldn't feel right keeping the money.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees22 days ago

Dennab it's actually illegal. I don't think it should be if it's just a single note or some coin though, but a wad of cash or wallet should certainly be handed in. I found a wallet as a teenager and handed it in, but can't think of finding anything for a while now.

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MrsB66
MrsB6622 days ago

I was found £20 lying on the road in the street! Think it went on food shopping though

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry22 days ago

We all do it, finders keepers and all that but is that right. I once returned a complete handbag, a purse and a wallet. All different people. Got no reward for any of them. Makes you think.

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

eyeballkerry You did the right thing. I can't believe the attitude of people on here and I get attacked for a bit of criticism now and again. It's disgusting.

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oliwka85
oliwka85
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22 days ago

I was supries when I dropped my wallet when I was gettin out of the car. I did not notice it until next day when I came back to the car and the wallet was in a bag left behind my wiper. Nothin was missing. The wallet was in 2 parts as a few cars pass over it.

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

oliwka85 Luckily some people are still honest. I used to leave my car key in the boot lock of my car on a regular basis. One day, a lady walked past with her dog, pulled the key out and came to our front door. She had Milk Tray waiting for her the next time she passed.

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angemski
angemski22 days ago

eyeballkerry You were right to return it. I am ok if the amount is coins but notes and wallets, bags and jewellery? Nope! I really don't give a rat's if I'm judged - I always think it could be wages or pension drawn and lost. My conscience just wouldn't let me profit from somebody else's loss.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
22 days ago

angemski I am completely with you here. You never know the circumstances of who has lost that item.

I do remember the Policeman when returning someone's wallet, as a child, telling me that he wished everyone was as honest as I was and that I was a credit to my parents. Gave me a nice glow. I think my mother bought me a cake at our local coffee shop as a small reward.

Xx

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oliwka85
oliwka85
Original Poster
21 days ago

Dennab I am an Avon rep and many times found that my customers left car keys or house keys in the locks. They were always so relieved as the thoughts of what could happen quickly went through their heads.

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Dennab
Dennab20 days ago

oliwka85 It is a feeling of horror and relief all at once. You Avon reps always provide that extra value though.

This is why you shouldn't order direct from the website people!

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oliwka85
oliwka85
Original Poster
20 days ago

Dennab You can order from the website but make sure you choose your favourite Avon rep's online store and he/she will still recive some provision but it will save them the trip during this time. Your delivery maybe also a bit quicker as Avon will ship directly to your address. I have customers that order online and some that just preffer to talk with me as they don't feel confident ordering online.

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ACR
ACR22 days ago

Unfortunately, I don't find money often enough to do something like that. The last time was a few years ago when I found a £10 note.

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audrienaylor
audrienaylor22 days ago

I lost an envelope in Tesco's, it had a £100 and my electric cards for the meter, the £100 was to do my shopping. I retraced my steps, didn't find it, went to customer services,it had not been handed in, so I put all the shopping back in its rightful place, was just about to walk out the store and my name was called out over the loud speaker system went to the desk, and some person had handed it in, all present and correct. I was so relieved as I couldn't afford to be without my cash and electric. I asked had the person left a message or name and addy, nothing. I did put a message in the local rag to say Thank You. I would never keep it if I find money, I will always hand it in, When I was a kid, I found a purse in the park, and I took it to the Park keeper, he took my name and address, and I did forget about it, and one day as I got home from school there was police car outside our house. When I went in,he asked me if I remembered the purse I found,I said some of it, he said its yours, Because no one had gone to police station asking for it. and I said I didn't go to the police station, it was the Park keeper that had taken it, and gave them my details there was £25 in notes and some change.

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

audrienaylor I like the Tesco story. The thought of you putting all your shopping back was sad and then that joy of getting your money at the end - emotional!

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audrienaylor
audrienaylor22 days ago

Dennab It was I actually cried when I got it back,and then went round and got my shopping, If that person hadnt handed it in, It would have been like me up the Swanee without a paddle.

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Ceebers
Ceebers
Mentor
22 days ago

That's karma if I ever did hear it! Xx

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angemski
angemski22 days ago

audrienaylor Thanks for sharing your story. I had to swallow that 'lump' on reading. We need positives at the moment.

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lilyflower
lilyflower22 days ago

I did get a Postal Order for 5/- when I was little. Dad and I found a purse and took it to Police Station, (Dad said I'd found it). The person who lost it claimed same day as they were visiting town on holiday and sent me the reward when they returned home 🙂

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Johnny
Johnny22 days ago

Some years ago I found a wallet one evening on the floor at a London mainline station. I tracked the owner via the name on his credit cards and by calling someone with the same surname that was on a business card. Turned out it was his brother. I got the owner's address which was only a few miles from my home and drove over there immediately from my station. He got his wallet back before he knew he'd lost it!

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

Johnny I had that happen with my driving license. Was it you who found that?

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tumblespots
tumblespots22 days ago

I once followed a group of boys down into a subway. I was in my home town at the time and there were clearly visitors. I was broke! A wallet fell out of the back pocket of one of the boys and I picked it up then caught them up and handed it to the boy concerned, he was really pleased as he hadn't felt it escape from his pocket (with all his holiday money in). Even though I was broke I couldn't keep it. 🐞

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hayley237
hayley23722 days ago

My dad told me story of when his dad found a wallet without I D in,years ago and he took it to police station ,where it turns out the man who'd lost it happened to be , and it had his months wages in and this was in times without all today's benefits so he was worried about how he was going to feed his kids,when my late grandad handed it in ,he was crying.

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Nino786
Nino78622 days ago

If I find money on the street, it goes straight to charity, its not your money to keep, regardless of finders keepers. Its better it goes to someone less fortunate.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold22 days ago

Iv found 2 purses in my life. First as a kid, I found a purse while in town with my mam. I cant remember how much it had in it, but it was a fair amount. Mam explained to me someone had worked hard for that & it could be all they had left in the world & the right thing to do was hand it in, Which is what we did at the local station. A month or so later we received a lovely message in a card from the lady whom it belonged to full of gratitude. Years later I found another purse outside my mams front door, with £40 in notes & some loose change, I recognized the name on the credit cards of someone who lived a few doors along, knocked, no answer so just posted it through letterbox. A couple days later she knocked at my mams with a bunch of flowers to say thank you. I always hope someone would do the same for me. If it was just small cash I found tho that I couldnt trace I'd probably just give to my kids.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446821 days ago

The only money I have ever found is when I was a little girl and found 10 euros in France, I was over the moon as a child lol. Last year I dropped my contactlesss bank card in the middle of town in Solihull, I drove home before I realised and got back roughly an hour later to find it on the street in the same place where I had dropped it! I was convinced someone would use the contactless and go spending.

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sam30
sam3021 days ago

I agree if it’s a larger amount of money you should deffo hand it in. Even if it’s not someone’s pension or they are rich or whatever you want to label it, if it’s hard earned money, everyone deserves their money. Coins I can understand but a large amount is best to hand in. Even if you don’t get rewarded, at least you know in your heart you have done all you can do which is doing the right thing

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

So all of you on this website that take freebies whice some cost a few Bob if weren't a price glitch that's not taking off someone there business. I was found in a load a leaves covered in mud most prob there few days. If I found a suitcase full I would keep that too

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ptenn00
ptenn0021 days ago

finding money is always considered a lucky event, in my opinion. It ought to bring the person who found it some luck, even if for a moment when you get the 'kerching!' feeling

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oliwka85
oliwka85
Original Poster
21 days ago

That is exactly how I feel when I find coins on the street. I blow on them as it ment to bring luck too as per my country superstition. I never found big amout of money, wallets or purses, but found credit cards, driving licences, passports and prescripsions. If it had local address I drove to the places, if not went to bank branch or pilice station. I am glad to hear that police return found staff to the founder if they cannot locate the owner. i thought that if no one collects it it goes to the police fund. Some nice, hearwarming stories her thank you for sharing.

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oliwka85
oliwka85
Original Poster
21 days ago

I found a used scratchcard on my street. i was thinking one good deed for the day and I pick it up to throw in my recycling bin. When i got home I decided to just check it before throwing and it was a winner. £3 happy me. I checked no name was written on the back.

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rararachel
rararachel21 days ago

As a teenagee I was walking on an underpass and saw a purse. Opened up and saw a photo. Looked around and spotted a woman in front and on the off chance ran up to her and she was the same woman in the photo. Gave her purse back. She gave me £20 and at the time I was only on an apprenticeship wage of £60 a week so I was made up.

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Pjran
Pjran20 days ago

Not money but my husband was on a sporting event (he was taking part) anyway at the end when they were collecting their belongings the race organiser approached him. He handed him some gear and said this belongs to someone in England. On return we did a bit of homework and found the owner so posted it to him, postage over £10. He never thanked us or reimbursed us! I wish we handed his trainers and running gear to a charity shop.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin20 days ago

Depends on how much I find if its change or a £5 note then i put it in a money jar and donate it to charity at christmas if its notes £5+ ill hand it in to police. If i find anything on buses usually give it to driver on way off bus.

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