Regus Lawsuit Claims Long-Time Scheme To Defraud Customers By Offering Fake Discounts

A Ph.D. student in San Jose, California sued Regus in small claims court this month, alleging in part that Regus fraudulently induced him to sign a 6-month office agreement by offering him a fake discount--a sales practice he alleged to have been part of a long-time, global scheme by Regus to make its offerings look more attractive to prospective tenants than those offerings actually are.

According to the lawsuit, there are three key parts of this "fake discount" scheme.