iTunes vouchers won't pay fines - police

  • 23/08/2016
(Getty / file)
(Getty / file)

An iTunes gift card delivered to police won't get you off the hook with a speeding fine, police are warning Kiwis, after almost a million prank calls were made over the last two months trying to convince people otherwise.

Between June and July 900,000 calls were made from a single New Zealand number trying to convince people to pay police or government agency fines with the gift cards.

"While these numbers may show a New Zealand number, they are in fact coming from overseas," Detective Senior Sergeant Iain Chapman says.

"If you do have family members or relatives who are not technologically savvy we do ask that you have a chat with them about this so they do not fall victim to this type of scam."

People who receive the calls should just hang up, he warns.