We have started receiving multiple phone calls a day from this number over the past few days. They have never left a message. The caller ID says "Discover Financial", but no one in this household has ever had a Discover Card, nor has anyone in this household ever had an account bought by Discover. The only family member that we know of that ever had a Discover card - no one in this household has even seen or talked to in over 2 years and that person has never lived at this address or had thsi phone number - they don't even live in the same city. Since they're not leaving a message and haven't sent anything, I have no idea who they're looking for or what they're calling about. Since they are calling my house, unless they decide to leave a message or send something in writing, I refuse to accept any contact with them until they can tell us who or what they're looking for.
As an update to my post above (made on another website on 10/19/09) - we are still getting calls relentlessly with no messages ever being left. As I have fraud alerts on both my husband's and my credit reports due to identity theft in the past, I was starting to get nervous that someone may have tried to fraudulently open a Discover account under one of our names so I called Discover directly at 800-347-2683
which is the number for customer service on their website. I spoke to Aiesha in their Ohio office and she checked my SS# and verified that no application has been made using my social and I asked her to check the (623) 643-2415 number to see if it might be another department and she stated that according to her records, the company does not have ANY numbers in the 623 area code and that it is certainly not them calling. She suggested that I may want to get a credit monitoring service to further protect against identity theft and that it appears as though whoever is calling from that 623 number is using Caller ID spoofing. While Caller ID spoofing is still legal, it is not legal for a company or individual to pretend to be another company or individual.
Bottom line - DO NOT GIVE THESE GUYS ANY INFORMATION IF YOU GET THEM ON THE PHONE WHEN THEY CALL!!!
According to another forum, I found a listing of different numbers that a collection agency called "Van Ru" uses and according to that person, many of the calls come from a 623 area code and many state "Discover Financial" on the caller ID.
Please be careful as there are far too many scams out there