Philip John Meridian Medical London Attorney Scam | Fraudulent Email

One of our firm’s attorneys received the following scam email:

We have a dispute with:
Zimmer Spine
7375 Bush Lake Rd,
Minneapolis,MN 55439
They supplied us with Medical Equipment that failed to meet UK safety standards.
We have an agreement with them that states if any purchase fails to meet safety standards, we should notify them within 28 days of delivery of the goods for a full refund or exchange. The agreement
also states that the refund or exchange will be processed within 14 days of receipt of the returned goods
We received this goods at our warehouse on the 20th Jan 2012. The seller was notified on the 26th of Jan 2012, that the goods have failed to meet safety test. The goods were immediately returned
back and delivery was confirmed by the seller on the 28th of Feb.2012.A refund of $700,000.00 was due on or before the 14th of March 2012, but till date we have not received any money for the
returned goods.
I have contacted them numerous times and my last conversation from them, they offered to exchange the goods. An exchange is not acceptable as we no longer stock this company products for safety
We need your legal assistance in resolving this dispute.Please advise me of the best approach to deal with this matter, If filling for a law suit will be appropriate.
If you require any more details, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Philip John
Purchasing Manager
Meridian Medical
8 John Adam Street,London WC2N 6EZ
The following documents were attached to the scam email. They have been tailored to fit our firm’s geographic location:

Attorney Scam Fraudulent Invoice

Attorney Scam Fraudulent Wire Transfer

Leave a Public Comment

  • Stacey Barrus
    January 4, 2015, 8:09 am

    I received a letter like this, but was very poorly written, with many grammatical mistakes.

  • Aaron D. Hall
    October 29, 2012, 3:22 pm

    You can see how this scam works here:

  • Kenneth G. Frantz
    October 29, 2012, 3:08 pm

    We also received the identical letter. It named a legitimate local company in the medical device industry, and so I emailed Philip John back and asked it I should contact the company directly on his behalf. His reply said “no”, don’t do that. They are having a board meeting today and they will get back to me.
    Does anyone know how this scam works? So far there has only been an initial contact. No money has exchanged hands, although I’m sure that is coming.

  • Nancy
    October 28, 2012, 5:54 am

    we received the same email with a different local company

  • Ted Weiss, Weiss Law Firm, 402 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX
    October 26, 2012, 4:35 pm

    I recently received the same email from Philip John in London.
    Thank you for providing this information.

  • Scott M. Tschirhart
    October 3, 2012, 3:05 pm

    We received this same e-mail, with a local company as a potential defendant yesterday. Thanks for the heads up.