7 Jan, 2020 @ 20:37
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Spanish police warn against ‘once-in-a-hundred-year’ opportunity for scammers to falsify dates in 2020

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POLICE in Murcia have issued a stern warning to anyone signing or filling out important documents in 2020.

Dates can this year be written as 07/01/2020 or more briefly 07/01/20.

The latter, however, could be easily doctored with an extra two digits to change your date to 07/01/2012, for example.

Police are therefore advising that dates be written in their full year form to avoid any potential legal or criminal consequences.

The situation will not occur again until 2121 – over a century away.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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