Our Website Privacy Policy

Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.thedailyscam.com.

Comments Submitted via our “Tell Us Your Story” form
When visitors leave messages through the use of our “Tell Us Your Story” form, we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may also be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using this service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here.

Emails Sent to The Daily Scam and/or Comments Submitted via our “Tell Us Your Story” form
If visitors choose to contact us at The Daily Scam either via email or through our “Tell Us Your Story” form, it means that you are giving us your permission to use the contents of your emails/form submission, including any attached files such as jpegs, png, and pdf files, for publication on our website and in our articles published on other websites, in other print media, such as magazines or newspapers, to help us educate others about fraud or other suspicious/malicious information. If we choose to publish any information that you provide to The Daily Scam or any of its staff, we will remove your personal contact details, including your name and email address. If visitors do not want The Daily Scam, or any of its staff, to publish any portion of the information you share with us via email or our “Tell Us Your Story” form, you must make this request in the email or submitted form. Subsequent requests to remove articles, newsletter stories, or other educational material created from the information you provide, will be honored on a per request basis after review by our Content Director.

If you send personal images to The Daily Scam taken by your personal devices, you should avoid sending images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. If these images are published, visitors to our website can download and extract any location data from these images on our website. If you send images to The Daily Scam taken by others that are then shared with you, these images may also include embedded location data (EXIF GPS). We reserve the right to review and publish this location data information if we consider this location information important to the story being told about a scam, fraud or suspicious contact/connection. If these shared images are published, visitors to our website can also download and extract any location data from these published images on our website.

Our website uses browser Cookies to help us track visitor engagement and as a means to help us safeguard our site integrity against attack, hacking and criminal activity. These cookies will last for at least one year.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Our website also uses the services of Ezoic Inc. (“Ezoic”). Ezoic’s privacy policy is here. Ezoic may employ a variety of technologies on this website, including to display advertisements and enable advertising to visitors of this website. For additional information about Ezoic’s advertising partners, please see Ezoic’s Advertising Partner Page here.

Who we share your data with
The Daily Scam may publish your name, email or other personal data if the personal data has been used by, or is associated with, a fraud, scam, or suspected fraud or scam unless you are the victim reporting the fraud or threat. Examples of published personal data may include instances when a person’s email or social media account are hacked and used by criminals to send fraudulent or malicious content to others and that content is then captured and reported to us. Examples of published personal data may include instances when a legitimate businesses website has been hacked or compromised in some way by cybercriminals and used to perpetrate fraud or other malicious use. If you find that your personal data, such as name or email or phone number, has been found on our website or in any of the articles we publish, you may request that this personal information be made unrecognizable by the public (i.e. blurred). To make this request, send an email to data-removal@thedailyscam.com, and include a detailed description of the information you would like removed and a link to our article that contains your personal information. You must also include your current contact phone number and email. We reserve the right to require a recorded video chat with you to confirm your request as legitimate and reduce the likelihood that you are a cybercriminal asking us to remove your information.

How long we retain your data
We reserve the right to retain your data indefinitely, as needed, to confirm or authenticate a story we have published or an investigation we make or have made.

Information collected at attempted login
No one but our website administrators have the rights and permissions to log into the administration of our website. If you attempt to do so, we immediately track your attempts, your location and may immediately block you from visiting our website again for anywhere from a day to many weeks. In addition, we routinely monitor attempted logins to our website and may choose to block your IP address permanently or your login name if we suspect your attempted login could be a threat to our website.

What rights you have over your data
If you have ever submitted any information to us via email or through our “Tell Us Your Story” form, you can contact us and request that we delete those emails and information, whether it was published or not. However, such requests must include the date that you contacted us with information and the original email and/or name used in that contact. Such requests may take up to a week to process and a confirmation will be sent to via email to the account from which the information was originally sent. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent
We reserve the right to share information sent to us via email or through our “Tell Us Your Story” form with law enforcement, such as the FBI or local Police, if that information is deemed by us to be a significant, immediate, and real threat to any individual, property, business, organization or society, in general.