Sometime June of this year, a friend in Kuala Lumpur went to the Regus office to inquire about their services. He recalls filling out an information form and talking with a Regus employee, but he maintains that he did not sign a contract to avail of Regus’ services.
Fast-forward to August when he was emailed a bill from a collection agency from the Philippines demanding that he immediately settle his outstanding account with Regus Kuala Lumpur. He ignored the demand letter and then a few weeks later, he received another demand letter from a collection agency in Singapore!
How shady right? He INQUIRES about a company’s services, then a few months later, he gets billed for services he didn’t sign up for or avail of. And to make it even more interesting, his account gets passed around to different collection agencies overseas.
Regus seems like a legit company with a worldwide presence, so I’m surprised that this is happening to my friend. Maybe there was a mix-up of some kind and the information form he signed was treated as a contract of lease? Or maybe the information form WAS a contract of lease? Either way, I’ll be very wary from now on about signing slips of paper when inquiring about services. For all I know, I might get billed for a house and lot after I merely asked about it at an open house. Brrr….