What you need to know before running a background check

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As we focus on the issues of personal safety and crime prevention, we want to help consumers learn how to protect themselves and their property.

7 on Your Side's Michael Finney speaks to Julie Jackson, a former police officer who is now a private investigator. She conducts many background checks in her line of work-- here's what you need to know when checking someone before they come into your home.

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