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Beware phishing attempt disguised as HTC email

Phishing email

The above email has been circulating to @sccoast.net users and is an attempt to gain your personal information.

HTC would never ask you to submit your personal information via email. Some signs that emails such as this are spam can include: the address (it’s not from HTC, but cableone.net), Armstrong e-mail (HTC does not partner with other cable companies), grammatical errors and a timed request.

If you ever suspect an email of being spam, do not open it. Check the sender address and, if necessary, call to see if an email was sent.

 

North Myrtle Beach hosts Marlboro County in Thursday night showdown

Marlboro County at North Myrtle Beach

HTC continues its live high school football action this week as North Myrtle Beach hosts Marlboro County in a Class AAAA, Region 6 matchup.

The Chiefs will look to finish the season strong after consecutive losses to top-ranked Hartsville and No. 3 Myrtle Beach.

Tune in live at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 1 on Channel 4, or at HTCInc.net.

Be wary of calls from the Social Security Administration

Scam Alert

Scammers are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) 1-800 customer service number to try to get personal information.

Here’s how it works: Your phone rings. Your caller ID shows that it’s the SSA calling from 1-800-772-1213. The caller says he/she works for the Social Security Administration and needs your personal information – like your Social Security number – to increase your benefits payments. (Or they threatens to cut off your benefits if you don’t give the information.)

According to the FTC, 1-800-772-1213 is the SSA’s real phone number, but the scammers on the phone are spoofing the number to make the call look real. 

The FTC offers the following tips to combat this latest scam:

If you get one of these calls, Hang up!

 

The SSA will not threaten you. Real SSA employees will never threaten you to get personal information. They also won’t promise to increase your benefits in exchange for information. If they do, it’s a scam.

 

If you have any doubt, hang up and call SSA directly. If you dial the number, you know who you’re getting. If a call comes in from that number, you can’t be sure it’s really SSA calling.

 

If you get a spoofed call, report it. If someone calls, claiming to be from SSA and asking for information like your Social Security number, report it to SSA’s Office of Inspector General at 1-800-269-0271 or https://oig.ssa.gov/report. You can also report these calls to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach to square off on Thursday

North Myrtle Beach at Myrtle Beach

Because of the threat of inclement weather, this week’s high school football game between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach has been moved to Thursday.

The Chiefs and Seahawks will square off at 7 p.m. at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

HTC will broadcast the game live on Channel 4 beginning at 6:45 p.m., and online at HTCConnect.com at the same time.

Take control of your HTC services with My Account

My account

Everyone knows My Account is a handy way to pay for your HTC services without leaving your home, but it is so much more.

Did you also know that with a My Account account you can manage your home Wi-FI, including changing your password? With a My Account, you can also create a TV Everywhere account and watch your favorite shows on any device wherever you are.

Members can also manage their services, request new services, enroll in paperless billing and automatic payments (which includes a discount) and get important account updates.

Best of all, My Account is free. There are no convenience fees for making payments.

Sign up for a My Account today HERE.

Get your scare on with HTC Digital Cable

Creepy Pumpkin

Subscribers to HTC Digital Cable have a couple of excellent options for fright nights through Halloween.

Freeform, on Channel 5 and 805 (HD), is running its 31 Nights of Halloween through Oct. 31, featuring popular movies like Hocus Pocus, Goosebumps and other spooky specials.

Meanwhile, on Channel 4, Movie of the Week host Robbie Bischoff is in his annual Countdown to Halloween, offering a classic horror film every Saturday and Sunday at 5 and 8 p.m.

Don’t miss out on all the spooky action with HTC Digital Cable.

Tee up football practically all week long

FootballFootball fans can watch the sport almost 24/7 with a subscription to HTC Digital Cable.

Check out our impressive list of college games published every week that can be viewed in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Do you prefer the pros?  We also run a complete schedule of all the NFL games on tap each week HERE.

We may even be featuring your favorite local high school team at 7:15 p.m. Fridays on Channel 4. If you’re not around a TV, you can catch the local action HERE.

Bog, swag and fun

Chicken Bog

Join us in celebrating friends, food and community at the 39th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival.

This year’s festival is Oct. 20 in downtown Loris and will feature scrumptious food, vendor booths, music, pageants and more entertainment for kids and adults alike.

HTC will proudly participate in this year’s festivities and encourages you to stop by our booth and say hello. We will have a host of free prizes and some valuable giveaways for which you can register. 

A Salute to American Veterans

Soldier and Flag

The 14th annual Salute to American Veterans will be held at Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.

This year, the Veteran’s Day celebration will feature a historical documentary on the Death Drop, The 82nd Airborne & D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Veterans of all American military service branches are invited to attend as guests of honor, and the event is free to the public.

Get advance tickets at the Box Office — this is sure to be a special event!