Updated: Mar 11
How many of you are still ending your dates with 19? Well for those of you who are actually writing 20 according to law enforcement this habit could be putting you at major risk of fraud.
Per newsweekly BY SEREN MORRIS ON 1/3/20 This is a problem is to do specifically with the year 2020, as abbreviating 2019 as "19" could only be changed to a date in the 1900s and abbreviating 2018 as "18" could only be changed to a date in the 1800s.
You must be wondering how this is possible? As each year goes on the criminals are looking for new ways to take advantage of people and ending your date with 20 is giving the criminals just what they need to cause you harm.
How you ask? Because ending the date with 20 can be changed to any date from the last two decades.
For example, 04/01/20 could easily be changed to 04/01/2017, giving scammers a chance to defraud you.
Make 2020 the year in Protect yourself. "Do not abbreviate 2020.”
Brought to you by Kate O'Flaherty Jan 4, 2020, 09:17am https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk