Napf warns over rogue firm using association brand
Association set to pursue firm that is seeking to trick firms into providing details to charge for listings.
The National Association of Pension Funds has sent a warning to its members regarding a letter circulating from a rogue firm that is using the association’s brand in order to extract details to invoice for listings in a publication.
According to an email sent out by Napf, the letter is headed “Napf Investment Conference” and asks members to confirm details and fax the information back.
Joanne Segars, chief executive of Napf, said: “This document is not from the Napf and the Napf is not responsible for its contents. If you examine the letter in detail you will see this is from a firm who wish to charge for listings in a publication.
“This relies on people not reading the letter properly and signing to confirm their details are correct. The company then issues an invoice against a ‘signed contract’.
“We just wanted to warn our members. We’ll obviously be pursuing the company as well.”