Don’t abbreviate 2020 when signing documents.


A word of advice when it comes to signing legal documents in the New Year. The East Millinocket Police Department in Maine posted on their Facebook page a word of caution when it comes to abbreviating 2020.

If you sign a document and only put 20 as the year, someone could modify it to include a different year.
According to the department,  by writing out 2020 it could potentially save you some trouble down the road.

When signing and dating legal documents do not use 20 as the year 2020. March 3, 2020 written as 3/3/20 can be modified to 3/3/2017 or 3/3/2018. Protect yourself. Do not abbreviate 2020.

This may seem as a simple precautionary step, but criminals are always looking for ways to take advantage of people. It is not intended as legal advice or a warning, only as a cautionary tip to consider.