There are rare instances in which an article published in electronic format (i.e., part of the official record)
must be withdrawn or retracted by Local Shopper Scams. To preserve the integrity of the record when such instances
occur, the article as it had been originally published will be replaced with a statement explaining the situation
and the original incorrect or retracted article will be retained and linked to that explanation. The only deviation
from this policy will be if Local Shopper Scams is required as a result of legal action to cease distribution of
an article. Such instances may occur if, for example, an article violated a copyright of another publisher.
To ensure that individual readers can follow the course of the article, a notation will be inserted on the original
version indicating the date of withdrawal or retraction and, in most cases, a brief explanation.
If the withdrawn paper is superseded by a correct version, that full correct article will be used for full-text.
In the event that the retracted article is not replaced by another version of the article, Local Shopper Scams
will receive sufficient information to mark the article as retracted.. Any pointers to the retracted article will
be directed to the notification that the article has been withdrawn or retracted rather than to the offending article itself.