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January 7, 2020 | Weekly Commentary

by Michael Roper CPA, Assistant Vice President
Help Protect Your Documents from Scammers
Be careful when writing the date 2020 on checks or other legal documents. Someone could potentially alter the date if you abbreviate the year to two digits; ‘20’. For example, the date 1/7/20 written on a check could be changed to 1/7/2021 next year and present it for payment next year. The date 1/7/20 on a debt agreement could be altered to 1/7/2018 with a demand for back payments.

The easiest way to avoid these problems? Write or type the date completely – 1/7/2020.