ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Next time you write a check or sign an important financial document make sure you date it with the full year.

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If you just format the date with the last two digits, 20, it can easily be changed to a year in the past or a year in the future, like 2019 or 2021.

This can be especially important for any document that is notarized or for a rental agreement where the contract dates matter.

It can also be important when writing a check because if someone changes the date to the future they can cash it in years after it was originally written.

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