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SDG&E notice confusion leads neighbors to file police report

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 21:48:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The landlord at a Rolando apartment complex filed a police report Thursday, concerned an San Diego Gas and Electric employee going door to door at the building was an impostor.

A mother at home with her young children got a notice that her bill was overdue and SDG&E planned to shut off the power if she didn't pay, according to Jon, the complex landlord.

Residents believed the man, who was wearing a uniform and driving an SDG&E vehicle, did not actually work for the company.

None of the tenants gave the man any money, Jon said.

SDG&E has information on its website to help customers identify employees:

Next time someone claiming to work for SDG&E seeks to enter your home or business, make sure that person is wearing an SDG&E uniform and ask to see the company identification card. Look to ensure that person arrived in an SDG&E-marked company vehicle.