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Be careful shortening 2020 on checks, important documents

Be careful about writing just 20 on your checks.
Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 19:14:09-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — This year, you may want to think twice before abbreviating the date on documents.

Authorities are warning that shortening “2020” to just “20” makes it easier for scammers to forge important paperwork.

Take a look. Here's a check with the date on it.

A scammer could easily manipulate the year to read "2021."

Or any other year from this century.

Authorities say writing out the full date could save you big in the long run.