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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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Factors that lowered the rating for The First Alliance Survey &Management Services INC include:
- BBB concerns with the industry in which this business operates
- BBB does not have sufficient information to determine how long this business has been operating
- Failure to respond to 1 complaint filed against business
- 2 serious complaints filed against business
- BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
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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
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SECRET SHOPPER WORK-AT-HOME COMPANIES
Industry TipsChecks in the Mail Mystery Shopper/Secret Shopper Work At Home Schemes
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900 Main Street suite 1009
Buffalo, NY 14233 (716) 507-8625 Directions
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The BBB is currently receiving complaints from consumers who received a check in the mail from First Alliance Survey. After depositing the check and sending money back to the company as instructed, the bank notified the consumers that the check were fraudulent. Additional information on Secret Shopping can be found below in the Industry Tips section of this Business Review.
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: the company gave me a check for $2400.00 from which i wired them 1920.00 after they received the money, the check was returned...... i lost all the money and now i have a negative balance in my account which has been sent to the collection department.
Desired Settlement: i want my money back as well as the damage that was done to my credit report.
BBB's Final Determination: Business cannot be contacted.
Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I believe this company/business is a scam because it's suppose to be a "mystery shop company" that sent me a check for $2,400.00 and now my account is negative $2,400.00
Desired Settlement: I would like for my account to have a positive balance
BBB's Final Determination: Business failed to respond to the BBB to resolve or address the complaint issues.