WARNING: Do Not Abbreviate 2020 on Documents

Every year there is an influx of new schemes and scams that are sent out to the people of the world. It seems that scammers can find just about anything to fraud people out of their hard-earned money. The newest way that they are taking people’s money is rewriting the date on legal documents or financial records. This gives them the ability to put anything they want into a time frame that meets their dastardly deeds.

The changing of the year has afforded all scammers the ease of taking money from people. They simply can change the date, and everything is theirs. The way that their deed works is found in the abbreviation of the date A person that writes 1/1/20 can watch the scammer change it to 1/1/2000. When they change the date to reflect something from 20 years ago it could harm any legal documents that are being signed in this year.

Dusty Roads, who is an auditor with Hamilton County in Ohio has stated that writing the full date “could possibly protect you and prevent legal issues.” The date that they can change can also postpone things that need to happen right away. A check with a date of 1/1/20 can easily be changed to 1/1/21 which legally keeps the money from being released for a full year. These criminals do not care who the person is or what they do for a living. All they want to do is screw people up and take their money.

The scammers can use this method to set up an unpaid debt or even to try to cash a check that has an expired date. This effectively gives them access to funds that would have otherwise been voided because of the expired date. A refund check usually has a 90-day period in which it can be cashed. Once that date passes the check is void. A scammer that finds this check can simply change the date and try to cash it out. Ira Rheingold who is the executive director from the National Association of Consumer Advocates states that “scammers could use the method to establish an unpaid debt or to attempt to cash an old check.”

It would not be surprising to find out that scammers are all Democrats. The nasty Democrats like to scam people by lying to them and cheating people out of things. This is what socialism is all about. They take from the people that work hard and keep it for themselves. Scammers take from others and keep it for themselves. There just is no end to the theft and fraud that people like to engage in instead of earning money for themselves through honest and hard work.

Rheingold also stated to illustrate how scammers are making this work for themselves “Say you agreed to make payments beginning on 1/15/20. The bad guy could theoretically establish that you began owing your obligation on 1/15/2019, and try to collect additional $$$.” What is equally true can be done to debts that are old as well. They can keep a person paying long after the payoff date has come and gone.

The solution is found by developing the habit of writing out the full date on every document. This way there is no way a scammer can change the date since the full date is already in place. Experts are encouraging people to even spell out the full month instead of placing a number. This advice is so good that the East Millinocket Police Department stated “This is very sound advice and should be considered when signing any legal or professional document. It could potentially save you some trouble down the road.” When the police start warning of potential fraud hazards, then it is time for America to listen up. Most of the fraud attempts are coming from other countries. People that live in an area with little to no laws that govern corruption are making a huge amount of stolen profits from people around the world. It is time to stop being their victims and start being a victor.