AJ Bell is considering taking legal action after a website was set up using the provider’s Sippcentre brand name.
The website, http://sippcentre.info, does not give a business name, address or contact details.
The home page says: “Frozen pension? Did you know you can release 30 per cent growth per year.”
It asks investors to fill out a form with their name, email address and phone number to get more information from “certified professionals”.
The website, which was set up in 2011, does not state what service it is providing. The domain name was created by a company called Fizzy IT Limited although it is unclear whether it runs the website or simply set it up on behalf of another firm.
Companies House documents filed on July 5 state that Fizzy IT is in dispute with the registrar over a strike- off decision.
Fizzy IT could not be contacted at the time of going to press.
AJ Bell marketing director Billy Mackay (pictured) says: “It appears that this website is attempting to use our goodwill and reputation for its benefit.
“We do not take any attempt to do this lightly and would consider any action to protect our interests, including legal action if necessary.”
F&TRC managing director Ian McKenna says: “If you have a brand that you are keen to protect, it can make sense to buy the domain names for every variation of that name.”