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What would you do if you found a wallet on the street?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
What would you do if you found a wallet on the street, with cash, credit cards, and personal infomation?

Would you:

A. Visit the owner personally to give it back.
B. Hand it over to the police.
C. Leave it where you found it.
D. Mail everything to the owner.
E. Keep the cash, send the rest to the owner.
F. Keep the cash, leave the rest.
G. Use everything for my personal gain, including getting books with the library card, Muahahaha!
H. Something else (state in post).

Be honest now! :)
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
D Taking money out of the wallet to cover the postage ;-)
#2
A, or maybe D, but I would want to know that it got back in the right hands so if i had to write then I would just send a letter, asking them to contact me
#3
I'd go for B. Most people only have £20 - 50 in their wallet, which isn't worth stealing considering the possibility of getting nicked for it.
#4
Ring Them Or Post Them A Note With My Address So They Can Pick It Up:)
#5
Depends. I would usually return the lot if able to, or hand it in to a bank so they can trace using the bank cards, however once I found a wallet on the floor at a gig. It had a phone number in it so I rang it and said 'hello, I think I have found your wallet'. The man on the other end told me to f*** off, I guess he thought i'd stolen it or something.... i handed in the cards to the bank and used the money on a taxi home!

My parents once found a mobile phone whilst out on a walk; they phoned the home number and offered to keep it safe until the owner could collect as it emerged that they were from a few towns away. The person asked if they could bring it to them! Er....you lost it you moron, you have to put the effort in to get it back. They said no and they would either keep it or leave it where it was and the person on the other end got ranty (obviously some kind of entitlement idiot) and in the end they left it on the post where they found it.

Saying that, I found a phone at a festival, I rang the most dialed number and fortunately it was the owner's girlfriend who was at the festival with her, and she was so relieved to have it back it completely made my day.

The moral of the story is, you should do your best to return things but if someone is rude or expects you to go out of their way to give back something that they have lost, I wouldn't bother because it'll teach them a lesson!
#6
Id definately take it to the police station. My ex lost his wallet and it was handed in at the police station so i think thats where people would look for it
#7
B) Hand it over to the police - I would be going crazy if I lost my purse/wallet ... I would hand it in straight away. :) It's not just your cash & cards but all the other little sentimental bits & bobs you keep in there too.
If a bank or shop was to give me too much in my change I would KEEP IT & SAY NOTHING :w00t:
#8
would try A first then B
banned#9
First bit of E, then B
#10
What would you do Abvance ?? :)
#11
raptorcigs
Ring Them Or Post Them A Note With My Address So They Can Pick It Up:)


I'd do the same. Or A depending how far away they lived.
#12
well B) probably.. and isn't there a rule whereby if no one claims it after a certain amount of time, the finder can have the lost property if they want?

Or, if there was a phone number in there I would give them a ring.

Actually, not long ago my boyfriend and I found a handbag in a bus stop nextdoor to the local shop, so we handed it into the lady behind the counter. She knew whos it was straight away - one of the regulars, a little old lady who is always losing her bag!
#13
Because I have a personal experience of having my bag stolen and it was more the content that was a great loss not the £40.00 I would hand it in to the Police.

I loss things I am unable to replace and money cannot buy that......


:-D
#14
Charl_x;2063866
well B) probably.. and isn't there a rule whereby if no one claims it after a certain amount of time, the finder can have the lost property if they want?

Or, if there was a phone number in there I would give them a ring.

Actually, not long ago my boyfriend and I found a handbag in a bus stop nextdoor to the local shop, so we handed it into the lady behind the counter. She knew whos it was straight away - one of the regulars, a little old lady who is always losing her bag!

Yes I think you're right if you hand something in that isn't claimed within I think 3 months you can have it ...
#15
snowtiger
Yes I think you're right if you hand something in that isn't claimed within I think 3 months you can have it ...


i,d go for b or a as id hope that if it happened to me, i,d check with police first, or if found they may contact me, honesty is the best answer.:)
#16
I would choose A.

One time I had the misfortune of losing my wallet on a public bus and it contained all my cards, photos etc. I cancelled all the cards etc but there was still about £50 in cash in the wallet.

One day I came home from work to receive a letter from my bank that contained a note to say to contact them regarding my lost wallet. I contacted them fearing the worst, but it turned out that the person that found the wallet had contacted the bank to let themknow he had it. As the bank could not give out my address details they contacted me on his behalf and they gave me his contact details.

It turned out that the man that found my wallet went to a lot of trouble to try to return it to me. I had receipts from local restaurants and bars in the wallet and he even went there with my photos etc to see if they knew who I was.

I offered the man the £50 cash that was in the wallet for a reward, as I was not expecting to have it back in the first place, but he declined. I bought the man a bottle of wine, some chocolates and a thank you card and delivered them personally to his house as a big thank you.

Sorry for the long winded story, but its only when things like this happen to you, then you realise that there are still some decent minded people alive and well at present.

It certainly changed my outlook on life and make me not have to think twice if I was ever faced with this situation.
#17
A - posted it through the door when the door wasn't answered.

If I wasn't able to return it by hand, then B - that's if you can find a police station thats open!
#18
I would look through to see if there was a phone number or address, failing that i would hand into the police.......but if i found an unmarked bag of money, then that would be a different story

I found a bag in my garden a few months ago (i live on a main street) so i looked through and there was a passport, bank cards, bills , payslips.....i was shocked......i tried to call numbers on the passport contacts, but there was no reply....i looked at the address on the payslip, was only 5 mins drive, so i took it up there.....there was no-one in, so i knocked the next door neighbours and left it with them......was all rather strange!
#19
B. least hassle without being dishonest
#20
A but if no joy B.
I would never keep any money.
#21
A - I have found quite a few wallets and handbags and I always contact the owner to collect their property.
Once I had ti give a handbag to the police as I was in a far off town.
If I found only cash with no identifing name or address then i would keep it.
#22
i would pick A.
#23
I'd keep all the money, try to max out the cards, sell the maxed out cards + any ID on the black market, sell the empty wallet/purse on ebay and treat myself to something nice with the profits.
#24
snowtiger
What would you do Abvance ?? :)


Identity fraud, lol ;-)
banned#25
G all the way..
Was talking about this to my gf earlier.
#26
G myself, hope it has a blockbuster card too muhahahahaa
#27
sophie***
A - I have found quite a few wallets and handbags and I always contact the owner to collect their property.
Once I had ti give a handbag to the police as I was in a far off town.
If I found only cash with no identifing name or address then i would keep it.


i found 1k in an envelope when i used to work in liquid nightclub in basingstoke. was in a coat left behind. no id or anything else to id an owner. so i handed it to the deputy manager and made them write who found it, where, when etc on the envelope and put it in the safe. went in the next week for work and asked about it and it was gone. no1 had collected it. was really p'ed off as i really needed that kinda money and i did the right thing only for the dm to steal it!?
#28
I'd probably do what I did when I found an unopened payslip on the street a few weeks ago - find the guy on the internet, and base what I do on whether he seems like someone I'd like or not. Wouldn't we all hate to do a favour for someone who's actually a bit of an ********?
#29
A then B next. I would hope someone would do the same for me.:thumbsup:

I once found £10 back in the 70's when £10 was alot of money. I handed it to the police and was able to collect it (if no-one claimed it) 30 days later or if i did not then it went into the police benevolent fund. I was only about 10.

I was bought up that way and always thought of some old person going without food or something as credit was a no no in them days
#30
snowtiger
Yes I think you're right if you hand something in that isn't claimed within I think 3 months you can have it ...


Yeah, I thought so. See, there's another reason why you should aways hand things in... if no one claims it, it could be yours anyway... better than sneakingly taking it and having a guilty conscience afterwards! ;-)
#31
A first if it had the info inside but otherwise B
#32
A)... Cos I did... and here was the related post.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/155287/what-would-you-have-done/
#33
keep the cash and toss the rest then all the money i found put on lotto tickets
#34
depends-however when i was worked at tk maxx and came across a envelope stuffed with £300 in notes, i put it in the lost prop and logged it in
#35
ctuk
I'd keep all the money, try to max out the cards, sell the maxed out cards + any ID on the black market, sell the empty wallet/purse on ebay and treat myself to something nice with the profits.



:w00t:
Remind me not to lose my handbag while you are around...........
banned#36
I would steal everything, obtain a replacement passport and driving licence in the owners name.

Then sell the documents and credit cards to someone in nigeria and sell the wallet on HUKD, demand feedback and also start a dispute to get my £0.54 back from the wallet sold




Obviously joking.. I'd go for B
#37
wierdowoss
I would steal everything, obtain a replacement passport and driving licence in the owners name.

Then sell the documents and credit cards to someone in nigeria and sell the wallet on HUKD, demand feedback and also start a dispute to get my £0.54 back from the wallet sold




Obviously joking.. I'd go for B


lol!!
banned#38
Leer;2064737
depends-however when i was worked at tk maxx and came across a envelope stuffed with £300 in notes, i put it in the lost prop and logged it in


I would say you should have treated yourself, but what could you buy from TK maxx thats worth £300 ? :p
#39
wierdowoss
I would say you should have treated yourself, but what could you buy from TK maxx thats worth £300 ? :p


ha, god i miss that place!
#40
wierdowoss;2064952
I would say you should have treated yourself, but what could you buy from TK maxx thats worth £300 ? :p

"I'd rather throw my money away than spend it in here!"

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