A South Korean woman who was inundated with thousands of prank calls and texts after her phone number was shown on Netflix’s hit show “Squid Game” may soon get a break.
Netflix and Siren Pictures said Wednesday they would edit scenes to remove the phone number, which appears on a mysterious invitation card.
The nine-part thriller depicting cash-strapped contestants playing to the death in a bid to win billions became an international hit when it premiered on the streaming service last month.
The woman, identified as Kim Gil-young, told a local newspaper she doesn’t want to change the number because it belongs to her business.
Some reports said she was offered a large amount of money for compensation, but turned it down.
The phone number used in "Squid Game" belongs to a Korean man who started receiving over 4,000 calls a day
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Has your phone number ever been given out (maybe by a friend as a prank) or incorrectly listed somewhere by mistake?