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Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby jcz1 » Sat Jan 04, 2020

Authorities warn that abbreviating "2020" on documents could leave you vulnerable to fraud

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2020-abbre ... orge-date/

I have to admit that this had not occurred to me, so I thought that might be true for others as well.

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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby fredzoyt » Sun Jan 05, 2020

Yep... this is true. was at the doc's yesterday and they made me write out 1/3/2020.
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Purple and Gold » Sun Jan 05, 2020

Who doesnt write the full date on checks to start with?
i dont get it?
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby AGhead » Sun Jan 05, 2020

My checks have a pre- printed "______20___", otherwise I would write it fully out, which I accidentally do on my checks still.
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby jcz1 » Sun Jan 05, 2020

Purple and Gold wrote:Who doesnt write the full date on checks to start with?
i dont get it?


Me, for one. Up until my latest batch of checks, which has "20" pre-printed in the date field like in the above post, there was no reason not to write 12/31/99, or 1/1/18.

Thinking about it now, this warning might have been useful last year, since 12/31/19 could be altered to be 1997 or whatever. I'm just not sure how easy past-dating something more than twenty years could be useful for scamming, so maybe last year wasn't that important for this.

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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Rik Bitter » Sun Jan 05, 2020

I'm a nerd so I always write my dates to ANSI standard. (even set my BS preferences to display dates that way)
Today is 2020-01-04.

By the way, who is still using checks?
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby MasterBlaster » Sun Jan 05, 2020

Rik Bitter wrote:I'm a nerd so I always write my dates to ANSI standard. (even set my BS preferences to display dates that way)
Today is 2020-01-04.

By the way, who is still using checks?

I haven't for over 20 yrs, had to get a few money orders here and there but no real need for (paper) checks
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Purple and Gold » Mon Jan 06, 2020

Rik Bitter wrote:
By the way, who is still using checks?


I thought the same thing. I wrote 2 checks last year,, both to Doc Rodebaugh ;)
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Rik Bitter » Mon Jan 06, 2020

Purple and Gold wrote:
Rik Bitter wrote:
By the way, who is still using checks?


I thought the same thing. I wrote 2 checks last year,, both to Doc Rodebaugh ;)


For someone as cosmopolitan as the Doc it's a odd that he still uses actual stamps and paper checks. I wonder if you still get a carbon at when you pay for your filings with a card.

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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby MaxGravy » Mon Jan 06, 2020

Guess I'm sloppy because I almost always just put the 2-digit year on my checks. And yes, I still write checks. After seeing this I will start writing out the 4-digit year but I don't see how a scammer could profit from doing this. If a scammer somehow got my check, why would they alter the date? I don't understand what this accomplishes. :?
I'm clearly not very bright.

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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Diggin4copper » Mon Jan 06, 2020

I can’t figure it out either.. wish the article explained how the scam would work
Outstanding!

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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby AGhead » Mon Jan 06, 2020

I figure the date could be changed to 2021 or 2019.
Either way, no foul? Unless someone said my payment was a year late or postdated too far out?
Now a legal contract ...very different
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Purple and Gold » Mon Jan 06, 2020

Same. Thats why I said, I dont get it. :?
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Re: Don't Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Postby Purple and Gold » Mon Jan 06, 2020

Rik Bitter wrote:
For someone as cosmopolitan as the Doc it's a odd that he still uses actual stamps and paper checks. I wonder if you still get a carbon at when you pay for your filings with a card.

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