The Problem with 2020

The Problem with 2020

No, not the year itself, but how you write the year on important documents such as checks, invoices and contracts.

The year 2020 provides scam artists a unique opportunity to forge documents. How?

For example, if you write a check and date it 1/3/20 a scammer could easily change the date to 2017 and then try to cash it as an "old" check. Or a scammer could make an invoice look "old" and unpaid.

The solution is easy. Write the year in full 2020.

Personally I think the year 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020 will be a great year. But the year 1/1/20 - 12/31/20 not so much.

Oh, and a quick note for my international readers. I'm writing dates in "American", that's month/day/year and not the day/month/year that you use. But the scam avoidance is still the same!

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott