Why you shouldn’t abbreviate 2020 when signing documents

Posted at 8:18 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 22:18:22-05

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

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

According to the department,  by writing out 2020 it 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.