My phone rang this afternoon with a number from South Carolina on the Caller ID.

The number was (803) 239-7330, and it was a recorded message, telling me that I had "won a free cruise to the Bahamas!".

That's what the message said, but what I heard was "scam, scam, scamming scam", so I hung up.

Sure enough, when I researched the number, it came up as "not found", which all but confirms my suspicions.

Stay leery, my friends.