New uniforms can protect you from losing hundreds, thousands of dollars

Posted at 5:25 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-13 20:25:47-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It’s not the new uniform that sells to thousands of adoring fans.  However, San Diego Gas & Electric’s new employee uniforms could save customers hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

All of SDG&E’s 1,800 employees that work in the field will have new uniforms by the end of the year.

“The new uniforms have an embroidered logo on them. The other ones had a patch, which potentially could be removed,” said SDG&E Gas Training Supervisor Scott Hazlett.

Hazlett said that embroidered logo replaces a patch worn on uniforms.  He said scammers could take the patch and put it onto any clothing. Hazlett said the embroidered logo is harder for scammers to duplicate.

An SDG&E spokeswoman said someone tries to scam a customer almost every day.  The new uniforms give customers another layer of proof that they’re dealing with a legitimate SDG&E employee.

Hazlett added any customer with doubts should always ask for identification and they should call SDG&E directly at 1-800-411-7343 to confirm they are dealing with an employee.

The new uniforms are also lighter weight and can protect employees better from sparks and fire.

“It feels great to know that the company really values its safety,” said Hazlett.