Never in my life have I ever had to pay for a background check. Paying for a background check is out of the ordinary. About 99.9% of all firms in the United States to NOT charge ask a job applicant to pay for a background check.
The mortgage segment is the home of $3 mortgage inspections and 99% of the fraud in the industry. The mortgage order mills pay the lowest fees in the industry and then they require applicant payment for a background check and a registration fee. They are playing games with field service representatives. Don’t play their stupid games.
NAMFS and almost all of the mortgage order mills are promoting a policy where field service representatives are required to pay a background check fee and a registration fee. In the world of business in the United States, the job applicant does NOT pay for a background check. It just does not happen!
Politely say NO to paying for a background check.