Published by: Andrew Hall

Published on: 20th January 2020

Writing the date in 2020

Typically when writing the short date, we write dd/mm/yy, but this year could cause a problem. Only writing the year as ’20’ leaves a potential for fraud because there is space where other digits could be added on. For example, 12/01/20 could have ’18’ added on, so that it reads 12/01/2018.

Throughout this year, to minimise the risk of fraud, it will be best to use the full year date in any hand-written reports or when signing and dating documents.

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