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The First Alliance Survey &Management Services INC

Phone: (716) 507-8625 900 Main Street suite 1009, Buffalo, NY 14233 ! There is an alert on The First Alliance Survey &Management Services INC !


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BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for The First Alliance Survey &Management Services INC include:

  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates

Factors that raised the rating for The First Alliance Survey &Management Services INC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Additional Complaint Information

It has come to the attention of the Bureau that consumers are receiving correspondence allegedly from this business, advertising opportunities as a mystery shopper. However when the consumer expresses interest, the offer is revealed to be a variation of the ubiquitous "check scam". In the check scam, a consumer is provided with a check and instructed to deposit this check in their personal bank account. They are then instructed to forward a portion of those funds onward, usually via wire transfer, and "keep the rest for themselves". However, while the check may appear to clear the bank, it is not in fact a valid check. When this discovery is made, the consumer is responsible for those funds, with the end result being the consumer has sent their own money. This type of scam is also known as an overpayment scam, and has many variations. Additionally, it is important for consumers to note that many times, legitimate businesses find their identities being used fraudulently by offers such as this, in order to lend legitimacy to the scam. Consumers should be aware that with a scam like this the businesses are either non-existent, or are not involved with this scheme. For more information, we suggest visiting http://www.fakechecks.org/. Consumers who have lost money after acting on a check that they received via postal mail are also encouraged to file a complaint with the USPIS at http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/complaint.aspx

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on The First Alliance Survey &Management Services INC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 15, 2012
Business Category

SECRET SHOPPER WORK-AT-HOME COMPANIES

Industry Tips
Checks in the Mail Mystery Shopper/Secret Shopper Work At Home Schemes
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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.
Details

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.