Why you shouldn't abbreviate 2020 when signing documents

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(WJW) – The East Millinocket Police Department in Maine posted a word of advice on their Facebook page when it comes to abbreviating 2020 in the new year.

If you sign a document and only put 20 as the year, someone could modify it to include a different year.

According to the department,  writing out 2020 could potentially save you some trouble down the road.

Auditor Dusty Rhodes tweeted, “Example: If you just write 1/1/20, one could easily change it to 1/1/2017 (for instance) and now your signature is on an incorrect document.”

More tips to keep you protected in 2020 from the Better Business Bureau here.