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Here's why you shouldn't abbreviate the date in 2020 when signing documents

Many of us have gotten used to writing the date by using the last two digits of the year, but this year, doing that could be risky.

It's a new year and now we all have to go through that phase of time where muscle memory has us writing down the wrong year every time we need to date something.

And this year, there's one more thing to remember.

To avoid the potential of fraud, make sure to write the date out 2020, instead of using 20 as the year.

Someone could easily make the year incorrect if you were to just write down 20.

For example, January 2, 2020 being written as 1/2/20 could be modified to be 1/2/2019 or 1/2/2018.

This is important, especially when signing legal documents.