What is the “Scamdoc” Standard?

The identification of the owner of a website is an information that brings a lot of weight in the score algorithm given by Scamdoc. Here we describe the expected information.

In France, the law is very clear on the information that a website must display. Here are the official instructions.

Scamdoc relies heavily on these legal obligations carried by France with the following differences:

  • Only some information is taken into account in the algorithm (so relaxed criteria vis a vis French law)
  • The criteria are the same whatever the country (worldwide).

To this end, when a score is influenced by identifying information related to a website, we do not talk about legal notices but “Scamdoc standard”.

Important note:Website owners are under no obligation to comply with this standard. In addition, since Scamdoc does not have a specific legal authority, the legal notices of websites that would be audited are not analyzed.

What data is expected by the Scamdoc standard?

It depends on the activity of the website:

  • If it is a professional website
  • or not

In fact, unprofessional sites naturally have a higher trust score than others. The risk of litigation is normally lower when there is no commercial activity.

For business sites, the following information is expected:

  • First and Last Name of Owner (business name if professional is a company)
  • First and Last Name of Publishing Director
  • Postal Address of Entity
  • Phone Number
  • Mail Address
  • Company Identifier

Why this information is important

Many fraudulent or at least dispute-generating sites purposely hide this information. The algorithm therefore considered the presence or absence of this information to be representative in the calculation of the trust score.

My site meets this standard, how do I let you know?

The algorithm sometimes manages to detect the presence of this information however this is not always the case. If your site complies with this standard, you can tell us through this form.