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Don't abbreviate 2020 when writing out the date

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Why? The date is easily changeable and could be used against you.
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

 

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Why? The date is easily changeable and could be used against you.
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

Yes, and if you abbreviated 19 for 2019, it could have been changed to 1974, 1901, or 1942. Never heard of any problems in 2019 from this. Seems a bit of worry overkill.
 

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Why? The date is easily changeable and could be used against you.
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
Yes, and if you abbreviated 19 for 2019, it could have been changed to 1974, 1901, or 1942. Never heard of any problems in 2019 from this. Seems a bit of worry overkill.

Something to consider, the nefarious activities where someone may want to change your date/year are probably more like backdating something a year or two prior (20) and not backdating it to the previous century (19).
 

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I get the thought but whatever it is you dated with just a ( 20 ) would have to have the exact same relevance
Such as signing a mortgage doc. That signed doc can only be used for whatever it was drawn for
Or a check could only be used by the receiver

I’m not sure how this could really have any effect
I’m sure someone would be able to use it for bad but they would have to have a lot of ducks lined up for that to happen

Maybe I’m missing something??
 

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Last November, I wrote a rare check to pay my taxes.
I was leaving when the clerk noticed that I was a year off... "11/11/20."
Thinking ahead, I guess. At her suggestion, I tacked "19" onto the 20.
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Ever since the turn of the Century I have abbreviated dates (using today's date) as an example: 01/02/2020

George
 

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As a note about dating papers, I learned a long time ago, whatever date you put on a check is irrelevant. The payee will get the funds (assuming you have the money in the institution or overdraft protection) when it is presented. You can date a week, month, year or whatever in the future and it will likely clear when presented. I don’t know about those that state void after x days.

Cheers
 

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While a check may say they’re only good until a certain date or number of days, whether that's true depends on the bank. Your bank could make the decision to ignore those instructions and cash the check anyway. Also, never hold onto a personal check for more than 6 months past the date it was written. I don't know who would but, banks are not obligated, under the Uniform Commercial Code, to pay checks more than six months old.

With other checks remember. ;)

Traveler's Checks
Traveler’s checks never expire. If the issuing bank is still in business, the checks are still valid.

Cashier's Checks
That's up to the bank who issued it. You would think that it's valid for as long as the bank is around but, some do put "void after" or expiration dates on them.

State/Local Government Checks
Well, it depends. It's up to the state or local government. They expire according to the state's law. You can still get the money but, you have to request a new check

U.S. Treasury Checks
They're good for one year after the date on the check. If you hold onto one past a year, you’ll need to contact the Government and request a new check.
 

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This was on the local news, something to keep in mind with paper checks.
But I rarely use paper checks anymore
 

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Not an issue in Canada. We rarely use paper cheques (Queen's English) anymore either. But if we do, all cheques in Canada have a pre-set date format imprinted on them of YYYY-MM-DD or DD-MM-YYYY that must be completed. We haven't had just a line to write the date for several years.
 

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It's being passed around Facebook now.
 

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Yeah this is all over FB. Just one of those posts people are passing around.
 
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