Performing $3 mortgage inspections and snooping around residential properties to get the required 7 photos can have tragic results. Why does anyone subject themselves to serious injury or death for three dollars? Life is so precious! You may not even get paid as many of the mortgage order mills are on life support.
The Eastern New Mexico News reported on July 14, 2018 that a mortgage field service inspector performing a mortgage drive-by inspection was the target of a felony shooting as he had just completed his required walk around the property and was driving away. Another minute taken with shooting the photos could have ended his life. He barely escaped death. Three shots from an AR-15 assault rifle were fired at the inspector and one shot struck the let rear panel of the truck the mortgage inspector was driving. I have shot the AR-15 at a range in Florida. It is a very powerful and accurate weapon. The judge in this case set a $5,000 bond for a felony shooting at a mortgage field inspector. Why such a low bond for such a serious crime? The inspection fee was probably about $3. How much is the life of a $3 mortgage field inspector worth? Life is so precious! The newspaper report follows.