Don't Abbreviate the Year 2020

When writing a check, signing an important document or anything requiring a date - remember not to abbreviate our current year 2020. Always take the extra second to put 2020.

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If you abbreviate the year it would be 20. At the end, someone could easily alter your date and tack on the number 19 and that will be 2019.

There are a lot of scams that can occur - altering checks, contracts you signed, etc.

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January 15, 20200 found this helpful

thanks for this-i would never have thought xx

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January 15, 20200 found this helpful

I saw on the news and want to make sure everyone here knows!!

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January 16, 20200 found this helpful

I agree saw on the news also. I write 2020 on everything that needs 2020. Thank you

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January 16, 20200 found this helpful

I do as well.

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January 16, 20200 found this helpful

I've seen this advice online but I'm not sure how worried to be about it. I think I would only be concerned if I was filling out financial or legal paperwork. Checks too but I don't see where changing the date would be a benefit to anyone.

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It's pretty fun to write 2020 so I probably would default to that anyways. :)

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January 16, 20200 found this helpful

Yes, it's pretty fun to write 2020. I find it useful in the work environment to make sure documents are correct, and no one tacks on any # just because. But definitely for important legal documents & what not. Or even handwritten notes/letters.

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