Tips: Abbreviating 2020

Abbreviating 2020 Warning

When signing important documents, always be sure to write out the year “2020” and avoid abbreviating to “20.” Scammers can easily alter the date by adding numbers after “20” which can be problematic for legal or timely documents. Writing out the full year can save you from potential fraud, like in the below examples:
freelancer contract warning to not abbreviate 2020
freelancer contract saying to use 2020
Example 1: If you’re a freelancer and you abbreviate 2020 in a freelance contract, scammers can add digits that can lead to a much delayed payment date for you. Avoid the financial headaches and use 2020.

purchase order warning to not abbreviate 2020
purchase order saying to use 2020
Example 2: If you’re a consumer and you abbreviate 2020 when signing a timely protection plan for a sofa, scammers can shorten the time length of your agreement and you lose your money’s worth. Avoid the financial headaches and use 2020.

home improvement contract warning to not abbreviate 2020
home improvement contract saying to use 2020
Example 3: If you’re a homeowner and you abbreviate 2020 in a home improvement contract, scammers can add digits to delay the project start date. Avoid the financial headaches and use 2020.