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I just received the notice to forward my file to legal

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Hello,
I just received the notice to forward my file to legal counsel from Diamond Parking stating that I have an unpaid ticket on Nov/10/2015 and the total amount to pay is $117.15.
The thing is I didn't remember receiving a ticket on that date and I ignored the collection letters afterwards.
The stated payment is already past due because I was away and didn't check my mail box. So what should I do now? Can they actually sue me for this? If they could sue me, what's my next move would be?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

Have you told them you did not receive a ticket?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, because I researched online and people saying don't give them a call because it will just give them more personal information.
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

You can call without giving personal information or you can ignore them.

It is most likely that they will go away.

They are not going to sue for this small amount of money.

However, it is possible that they will file a report with the credit bureaus and this can harm your credit rating.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
is there anything I can do right now to save my credit rating?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

You can tell them you don't recall getting the ticket and unless they can prove it if they harm your credit rating you will sue them for damages.

You can send a letter to the effect as well.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
How should I write the letter? Is there anything I should pay attention to?
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 9 months ago.

You can write "without prejudice" on top of the letter and then state that you have no knowledge of the ticket, you will sue them if they harm your credit rating and that you do not wish to be harassed.

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