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rather than specific legal advice
. If you need specific legal advice, then you must consult with a local attorney in your jurisdiction.
I'm sorry to say that Craigslist has no liability here. Simply put, a website operator has no legal duty to prevent telephone numbers from being posted on his website. You may have a viable case against the person who posted your telephone number, however, depending on the circumstances (i.e., it could theoretically be considered harassment
). You could try to find out who made the post by subpoenaing Craigslist's records to obtain the IP address of the offender.
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