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Actual Owner Of The 'Squid Game' Number Got Spammed With Over 4,000 Calls


If you're like us and have finished Netflix's latest hit Korean series, 'Squid Game', then you might've wondered whether the number featured on the business card was real - Yes, yes it is.


For obvious reasons, big production companies would opt to use fake numbers to avoid people being spammed with calls or messages. And for even more obvious reasons, the audience usually wouldn't care to call the number featured in a show.


However, there are a handful of us who want to take things further due to curiosity. The number featured in the first episode of the Korean series was on a business card handed over to Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) in the subway by a mysterious man with a briefcase (Gong Yoo).


While the characters in the series called the number to have a chance to win a huge pool of prize money, people were spamming this number to find out whether the number was fake or real. The actual owner of the phone number received over 4,000 phone calls and text messages from random numbers to the point that the notifications drained his phone's battery in just half a day.


"It has come to the point where people are reaching out day and night due to their curiosity. It drains my phone’s battery and it turns off. At first, I didn’t know why, then my friend told me that my number came out in Squid Game,” he said.


So far, Siren Pictures and Netflix told News1 Korea that they are looking into the incident, but have not come up with a solution to help the unlucky man.



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