Man shares ingenious trick stranger used to return his missing wallet

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
A man has shared how his missing wallet was returned to him (posed by models). [Photo: Getty]

A man has shared the clever method a stranger used to return his missing wallet.

Tim Cameron, a product manager, took to Twitter to publicly thank a stranger, later identified as Simon, who returned his wallet despite a lack of “identifying info”.

The “good Samaritan” used Cameron’s account number, written on his credit card, in order to make four separate 1p transfers into his account.

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Put together, the reference numbers for the transfers made up the information Cameron needed to retrieve his wallet – including, vitally, the stranger’s phone number.

The heartwarming story has garnered attention on Twitter, included over 100,000 likes at time of writing, and comments such as “Brilliant” and “So clever”.

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Others have shared the clever ways strangers had used to return their own belongings, including one man who was contacted via a notification on his Kindle account and another woman who was traced using her library card fob.

Earlier this week, a woman spoke of her “tears” in response to the kindness of two tip workers who trawled through rubbish to retrieve her lost engagement ring.

Jo Carter, 36, from Caldicot, Monmouthshire, was “in tears” over the kindness of the two men who managed to retrieve her £3,000 engagement ring given to her by husband Craig, 38.

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She inadvertently donated the precious jewellery to her local tip, Five Lanes Household Waste and Recycling Centre, along with 15 bags of rubbish in a clear-out.

Against the odds, tip workers Rhys and Darren managed to rediscover the missing ring, sifting through hundreds of bags of waste over a period of 45 minutes in order to recover it.