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:

+261200100268
+261200100142
+261200100059
+261200100311
+261200100058 
+261200100313
+261229600195
+261200100310

http://smartnsecure.blogspot.in/2018/04/top-5-most-download-free-antivirus-android.html

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

Shubham Kamble
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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.

Smitty
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Smitty

Why on earth would anyone call the number back?

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Muhammad Azam
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Muhammad Azam

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

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Martin
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Martin

Same here. +261 20 06 813 05. Take care people!

Plinth
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Plinth

+261 33 40 038 29
+261 33 99 969 57
+261 33 60 497 33
+265 888 04 57 59
+265 881 97 89 96

Hassan A Dobale
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Hassan A Dobale

I have miss call today from +960590554650, sometimes nos. with code call me and cut the line as miss call +960

Now I understood it is a scam call.