Writing Manual Checks? Write out 2020
Protect yourself this new year from this simple, yet potentially costly mistake: if you are writing any manual checks in the year field make sure to use the full year 2020. There is a huge fraud risk associated with only writing 20 for the year as the check could easily be altered and forged to indicate a prior year or post dated check.
Also if you are signing any official or legal documents that require a date please make sure you use the four year digit of the date. Again these documents could be easily altered and forged.