ALERT! Date Abbreviation Best Practices
With the New Year upon us, multiple law enforcement agencies across the country are advising consumers, legal and financial professionals to take care to write out the entire year, 2020, when dating and signing documents. Using the shorter abbreviation will allow fraudsters to alter documents by adding numerals after the 20, thus altering the date and legal impact of those documents. For example, 01/03/20 could easily be altered to read 01/03/2019. In some cases, this alteration may render the document void.
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