01.02.2020 Back to News

Security Tip: Writing 2020 in Full on Documents Can Save Headaches

As the new year begins, consumer protection and law enforcement agencies are offering a simple tip to thwart fraud and scammers.

Their suggestion: Write out the full year when dating checks and documents. For example, instead of abbreviating the year in a date like "1/5/20," write "1/5/2020." This step can prevent another party from adding digits to the date, potentially voiding a check or causing other problems.

For other consumer advice and tips, visit the Better Business Bureau's news page.