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That’s right, a scammer really did idiotically dial the New Zealand police (and we have the audio to prove it)

New Zealand police turn to Facebook to warn people of the potential risk hackers can possess.

The police hope to emphasise the importance of not giving anyone access to your computer or personal/financial information.

Recently, a scammer unknowingly called the New Zealand police in an attempt to trick an officer into letting him obtain access to his computer.

The officer played along for awhile but wasn’t convinced that the man on the other end of the phone was truly a worker from the Windows technical department like the man had claimed.

When the policeman finally revealed his identity to the scammer, the scammer slowly began to catch on that he had rung the wrong number.

The call ended abruptly when the scammer suddenly switched tones and interrupted the policeman by saying, “Shut up, f*** off.”.

Watch how the entire encouner played out below:

This recording, which has been posted on the police Facebook page for less than 24 hours, has already accumulated nearly 400,000 views! Thousands of people have interacted with the post by liking, sharing and commenting on the post about how they’ve had similar experiences.

With that kind of outreach, no one will be falling prey to scammers anytime soon!

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