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If you got $20 in the mail from someone you don't know, would you keep it?

We got an envelope addressed to Richard Duke from Henry no last name. My husband's first name is Richard (but his last name isn't Duke). He thought it was a Christmas letter from his strange friend Henry. There is no note, just a $20 bill. There is a return address. What should we do? He says keep it.


Asked by Verrine at 12:35 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (15)
  • I'll be honest, I would just keep it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I'd send it back, with a nice note that admits you opened it by accident because the recipient had the same first name. $20 isn't worth my guilty conscience. Or mail fraud.

    Answer by geminilove at 12:42 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Have you tried googling the address to see if you can figure out who it is, or get a phone number with the address? That would be the first thing I'd do, try to figure out who sent it before deciding whether or not we should keep it.

    Answer by vicesix at 12:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I would probably keep it

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I'm a huge believer in Karma, I'd send it back. Its not like $20 is going to make or break you, so I'd do the right thing.

    Answer by gramsmom at 12:46 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I would send it back. Perhaps the real Richard Duke really needs the money.

    Answer by SherriPie at 12:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Since there is a return address I would return it!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:55 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I think you should send it back if you dont know the person. put a note in there explaining the situation.


    Answer by sahlady at 12:56 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Send it back someone could be waiting on the money for something. I once opened an envelope that was stuffed in a alarger envelope. Turnned out it was someones water bill payment that accidently got mixed in with our mail. I addressed a new envelope and sent it for them.

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 1:00 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • send it back.....

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 1:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2010