NZ Police release hilarious phone call of man trying to scam them

New Zealand Police has released a recording of a phone call in which a would-be scammer didn't realise who he was talking to.

The man, who introduced himself as Greg, called the Northern Police Communications Centre claiming to be from Spark.

"According to our survey you need to know that your internet is not running on a secure line," he can be heard saying.

"Well, you've called the New Zealand Police so I'd be very surprised if our internet wasn't secure," the staff member replied.

Sounding shocked, 'Greg' clarified that he was speaking with the police before rapidly ending the conversation.

"I'm sorry to bother you," he said, before hanging up.

New Zealand Police shared the recording on their official Facebook page to raise awareness of a common scam in which people call pretending to be from Spark to gain access to people's computers.

"These scammers have absolutely nothing to do with Spark," the police wrote in the video description.

"It's really important that people are wary and know what to look out for, as this is the best way to protect themselves."

They reminded Kiwis to never give out their password, credit card or bank details to strangers over the phone.

"If you are unsure if a call is genuine, the best thing you can do is hang up."