Guide to Requesting Content Removal

ScamWatcher, a site that allows user-generated content to be published without prior moderation, can sometimes contain illicit information. If you come across such content, a specific procedure, governed by French law, is necessary to request its removal. This article guides you through the essential steps to effectively draft such a request.

Required Elements for a Removal Request

To ensure your request is considered, you must provide the following information:

  1. Notifier’s identity (yourself):
    • For an individual: Name, first names, email address.
    • For a legal entity (a company): Legal form, name, registered office, and legal representative.
  2. Recipient’s identity: The company HERETIC SAS (publisher of ScamWatcher).
  3. Detailed description of the facts: Detail the contentious contents and their exact location on the site.
  4. Reasons for the request: Mention the legal provisions you believe are violated and substantiate your request.
  5. Prior correspondence: Attach a copy of any correspondence with the content’s author or publisher, or explain why contact was not possible.

To guide and simplify this process, ScamWatcher provides a dedicated form. Just fill it out after contacting the authors!

Contacting Content Authors

Before submitting your request, it is strongly recommended to try contacting the content author. This can be done directly on ScamWatcher.

As a reminder, here is how to contact authors:

Tracking Removal Requests

In most cases, after submitting your request to ScamWatcher, a moderation report is publicly disseminated on LegalNuke. This allows you to track the status of your request and informs the affected authors.

In addition to publishing a moderation report, several actions are potentially carried out:

  • The comment or report displays a link to the moderation report.
  • The information is also displayed on the website if the request is related to a website.
Example of a moderated report

How to Submit Your Request?

You can submit your removal request through the following means:

  • Online form: Use the dedicated form available at this link.
  • Registered mail: Send your request to the postal address mentioned in the legal notices of ScamWatcher.

It is advisable to consult a lawyer specialized in digital law to ensure that your request highlights the manifestly illicit nature of the concerned content.


It is important to emphasize that, despite the absence of prior moderation, ScamWatcher is not a lawless zone. The platform firmly commits to respecting a delicate balance between freedom of expression and the requirements of the LCEN (Law for Confidence in the Digital Economy).

This commitment is particularly evident in its transparency, illustrated by the use of LegalNuke for the public tracking of content removal requests. Thus, by following this guide to submit your request, you actively participate in this approach of responsibility and transparency, contributing to a safer and law-abiding online environment.