Have you been getting random calls from numbers with the same area code and prefix as yours?

I thought I was the only one getting these calls—but it turns out that others have been receiving the same type of calls on their phone as well, and the common thread is that both the area code and the prefix of the incoming call are identical to the recipient's number.

I've even had friends tell me that people have called them back claiming to have gotten a missed call from their number, but this NBC report may shine a little light on what is happening.

This makes total sense, and it sucks. Hopefully, the calls stop sooner than later, but in the meantime, be sure to share this with all your friends.

[via NBC]