Missed Call Scam from +261

A new international pay-per-call phone number scam has been identified from Madagascar (+261).

These calls arrive at odd times and often disconnect after one or two rings, not giving the receiver enough time to answer the call. The call appears in your phone log as a missed call and tempts you to return the call.

When you do that, you’ll hear a voice saying something like “hello, you have reached the operator, please hold.” 

While you’re doing that patiently, you’re getting charged per minute as per international call rates. 
Some reported numbers are:



How to safeguard against missed call spams??

  • The simplest solution is “don’t call numbers you don’t recognize”.
  • Today many smartphones display the location of the calling number as well. If not, just simply Google the ISD code before calling (first three digits).
  • You may also install third party apps like “Truecaller” that references a vast spam caller list.

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15 Thoughts to “Missed Call Scam from +261”

  1. You r right.I also get 1 phone call from 261 so guys dont react or dont answer like these type of calls

  2. Shubham Kamble

    Today itself I got six calls from +261, during the first call they didn’t said anything so I googled about this +261 call then I realised that it was spam. So guys be aware before lifting such calls.

  3. Smitty

    Why on earth would anyone call the number back?

  4. +261209582665 several missed calls without any reason that’s why I am leaving this message?

  5. Anonymous

    Thank you for this article. Today I got a miss-call from +261326191253 and I searched about this in Google.

  6. Anonymous

    +2614014850 got the call from this number….please don’t call back …there can be fraud…..

  7. Anonymous

    Seen a doubtful missed call from +26120745482.

  8. Maliza

    I received a Miss call from this number.” +2613486809939. This afternoon at 5:11… I don’t have someone knew in that country

  9. Anonymous

    GOT ONE CALL FROM +2613486809932

  10. Koshy Jacob

    I got a call from+261 34 81 969 83
    If required sent sms and find out if its really required.

  11. Paul

    Thanks for the info. just received a missed call, called back, someone picked but didnt say a word until i hung up.

  12. Anonymous

    Got one from 261343911617.

  13. Anonymous

    Just now got one from 261 72 81 765

  14. Anonymous

    got one at 11;58pm from +261 32 58 459 10

  15. Wasi

    Just now got call from +261340550951 ,, did google and found this article..

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