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These conditions apply to all users of the Scamwatcher site, both to report scams and interact in the comments.
When you file a report or comment, even if you are anonymous, you must respect the law. This means in particular:
By default, European regulations and French law apply.
As on any forum or social network, your reports and comments are not verified before publication. This means that in case of non-compliance with the law, you are responsible. Scamwatcher only has a responsibility of content hosting: this means that our responsibility is limited to moderating the obviously illegal content that we detect or that is reported to us.
Scamwatcher stores the digital traces of your passage on its site for 1 year. In accordance with the law, if the authorities make a legally valid request for a clear reason, we may be required to communicate it. Apart from this precise case, these traces are never disclosed and are, for the majority, automatically deleted after one year. The exceptions concern technical traces showing fraudulent behavior (such as the writing of false notices, defamation or denigration for example). These elements may be used for legal purposes.
The reports on Scamwatcher are used to warn other Internet users of a scam that you have noticed. It is a community-based platform:
You encounter a difficulty on the site, we invite you to contact us.
The purpose of this document is to define the best practices to be respected in the context of social interactions on Scamwatcher, particularly through comments. These guidelines apply to all participants, whether they have an account or not.
Since May 2021, the acceptance of this charter is a prerequisite to the creation of an account or to its connection.
The users who file reports have different profiles. Some are experienced in the pitfalls of the internet, others less so and are looking for explanations or help. It should be kept in mind that a large majority of the reports are made by Internet users who do not know the platform. Based on this assumption, it is advisable to intervene in the comments with a benevolent approach:
The comments posted on Scamwatcher must keep the objective to bring a qualitative information and especially everything to be related to the report in question. In general, messages should have a helpful or information sharing objective.
Comments can therefore be used to:
Comments should not be used to:
In spite of the intervention under pseudonymity, this forum is not a lawless zone. The respect of the French law is essential.
Applied to the comments, it is possible to bring some precisions by proscribing :
This list is not exhaustive.
The user who decides to participate in community exchanges is subject to the following moral rules:
When the conditions indicated in this document are not respected, the administrators and moderators are likely to apply limitations to the account of the member having carried out the infringements. These limitations can be applied automatically or manually. Here are the limitations that can be applied