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Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 27th 2013, 11:09 PM

Was walking home just now and on the road near my house found a man's wallet - no cash in it but his bank card, library card, medical card and public service card (??) are all in it, so I'm guessing he'd want it back asap. Had a vague look for his name on FB but to no avail. There's not exactly a local police station in the immediate area - if I dropped it into the post office tomorrow could I be sure that they'd contact him?? Or is there something else I should do?? The nearest garda (police) station is over a mile away and in a different town but would that be best??


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Re: Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 27th 2013, 11:12 PM

How about bringing to the library or bank? Is it nearby? The best thing to do would be to bring it to the police, but since they are so far away...

However, that's not to say they won't be able to trace him. Someone stole my wallet a few years ago in a town I was at half an hour away for basketball. They managed to track me down and inform me about it based on the addressed shown on my identification card.
   
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Re: Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 27th 2013, 11:21 PM

Well there's no address or contact info, only name and month of birth, so I'm not sure how they'd contact him... but unless they traced him from his PPS number (social security number) on the card?? I'd just like to know it had gotten back safely to him, I know how stressful it is to lose a wallet. I wish I could get in touch with him myself jsut to let him know it's safe.


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Re: Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 27th 2013, 11:37 PM

The post office should be able to get it back to him. You can ask them, and if they can't, take it to the police office.



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Re: Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 28th 2013, 06:12 AM

I think you should carry it to the post office.

Oh and I'd like to thank you for this. I know it's not my wallet but it makes me smile knowing people care about this! Lol, usually when you lose something important, nobody will put this much effort into getting it back to you. I think you're really awesome for this!
   
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Re: Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 28th 2013, 09:21 AM

I agree, take it to the post office and see if they can get it back to the guy who lost it, if not then I'd probably say going to the police station is the best option. Even if it's in a different town, the guy could possibly go and check anyway if he wants his wallet back.
   
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Re: Found someone's wallet...what's the safest way to get it back? - April 28th 2013, 07:24 PM

I'm echoing what everyone else is saying here, but I'd say you should drop it into the post office first, and if you don't get anything from that, go to the guards with it (provided your locality hasn't had its Garda Station reduced to a portacabin due to cutbacks).
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