NCVO acts to limit effect of WorldCom fraud on services

NCVO is offering 800 charities an alternative telecoms supplier following investigations into global communications giant WorldCom.

The NCVO aims to ensure that no voluntary organisation which subscribes to WorldCom will experience any interruption to their service due to the allegations of financial fraud.

Class telecommunications, the appointed telecom consultants for the NCVO, can arrange for existing customers to be switched to an alternative network at no extra cost and with little disruption, following arrangements made by the council last year with alternative telecoms provider Telia.

Out of the 800 charities affected, an estimated 53 charities stand to lose their free or subsidised telephone helplines with WorldCom, although the company has not yet discontinued any services.

The free or subsidised helplines were given to a limited number of subscribers when WorldCom entered the voluntary marketplace nearly four years ago.

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