Versatel angered by bogus release

15 Jul 2005

Dutch telco Versatel has filed a complaint with the country’s public prosecutor after a bogus press release was circulated to local news services. The forged press release claimed that Versatel had entered takeover talks with Deutsche Telekom; Dow Jones Newswires reports that it was almost an exact copy of an official release Versatel gave out in May regarding takeover talks with Belgacom. The telco has not disclosed who it has filed its suit against.