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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8 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. Muhammad Azam

    Yes i having missed calls from+2619586010 also, but i prefer to not recieve anonymous numbers

  8. Anonymous

    I have received a missed call now from no. +261310017738

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