A note about cable-guy ID's...
I worked for a cable company. We made our badges from a file on my bosses phone at office-max. They were all "fake". there was no system. We picked a number we liked, took a quick camera phone picture, put the picture in the blank square and he printed it up. Office-max asked no questions.
Point is, the badge means nothing. dont trust a badge, anyone can print up an EXACT one at any office store.