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Did you contact Kijiji?
I can see the difficulty. I just spent some time trying to figure out what you can do.
That site does look legitimate in that I could not find any reports that they were scammers or dishonest.
At the same time it makes no sense at all that they require you to have a lawyer send a letter.
Did you try googling and using cache for the ad. From what I can see online many do find deleted ads that way.
Otherwise it may make sense to try that company if there is a lot at stake.
I would think a paralegal legal will do that letter for you at a minimum cost and if you win in court the court will order that the defendant pay all your costs.
No I cannot do that for you and you should not pay a lawyer to do it but a paralegal will be cheaper and good enough.
Did Kijiji tell you they cannot do it or they won't do it?Because they clearly can get their archived ads. They need them for their own protection.
OK. I was going to suggest the subpoena.
So consider paying a paralegal to write the letter for that company then.
I cannot do the letter.
You need to retain someone and you cannot retain anyone over this site. The site's Terms of Service are very clear. I am strictly prohibited from doing that. We are limited to contacting you over the site.
That is what I have agreed to when I became an expert on this site.
I understand but just contact a local paralegal.
You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a paralegal and can consult with the paralegal and the first half hour will be free.
The number is:
1-***-***-**** or(###) ###-####(within the GTA)
I hope you will rate me positively so that I can get credit for my time and work even though I cannot do that letter as that is clearly not my fault.
I was just thinking about our conversation and have been wondering if you have thought of any further follow-up questions for me.