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Living Right: Doing Background Checks

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With unlimited access to the Internet, it's more important than ever to do your research on colleagues, friends, and even the people you trust the most.

About 15 million Americans have their identities used fraudulently every year, losing about $50-million.

In tonight's Living Right, hear the top two people you should be running a background check on.

Also, consider running a background check on your babysitter and housekeeper. Allowing someone else around your children and in your home means putting major trust into another person.  

You can use free websites like dirtsearch.org to sift through online public records.