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Avoid fraud: Write out 2020 on legal documents


Last updated 1/25/2020 at 4:15pm

Various law enforcement agencies have been reporting on social and print media that people should not abbreviate the year 2020 when signing legal documents, warning that signing important documents or checks with an abbreviation of 2020, i.e. “20,” could put them at risk of fraud. Writing the date out in full on legal documents and checks is recommended (write 2020, not just “20”).

If the date is written out as 01/01/20 (January 1, 2020), for example, fraudsters can easily change the date to 2019, 2021 or any other date in this century.

The issue has to do specifically with the...

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