Potential risks when dating documents this year

10 January 2020

There has been talk in the media about the potential risks arising from the form of the new year: ‘2020’. The risk is that formatting the date as DD/MM/YY leaves the year column able to be altered by the adding of two digits after the ’20’ to post or pre-date the document.

So as to avoid exposure to fraud, we recommend always writing ‘2020’ in full when dating documents. Doing so means the date cannot be altered or manipulated in the future.



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