I know the drill by now. The phone rings. I don't recognize the area code. I ignore it. And I know I'm not the only one who gets these annoying calls.

It's become a frustrating fact of life.

But now, something new has happened.

On Saturday, I got one of those phone calls from Washington DC, and, as it turns out, a LOT of other people got it too. And even though the last four digits are different, the calls happened at the same time and the message was the same.

I'm taking their word for it, because I don't answer those calls.

But, check this out:

Now, that is weird and spooky.

These people, whoever they are, are getting more and more clever with each phone call.

I've blocked more phone numbers than you can shake a stick at.

I hope there's no limit on doing that, because, apparently, it's gonna keep happening.