Police: Do not abbreviate 2020 when signing, dating legal documents

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(WWLP) – Several local police departments are warning residents to not abbreviate the year 2020 when signing legal documents this new year. 

In a Facebook post, the East Millinocket Police Department of Maine said, “When signing and dating a legal document, do not use 20 as the year 2020.” 

The reason? Police say, “March 3, 2020, being written as 3/3/20 could be modified to 3/3/2017.” 

Since their post, police departments in Whately and Pelham have shared it, advising their residents to not make that mistake in order to avoid problems like scams. 

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