Netflix Moves to Edit Phone Numbers Out Of Squid Game Following Prank Calls. The Korean drama about a sadistic “game,” in which players find themselves with no option but to participate in a series of twisted challenges, contains visible phone numbers in multiple scenes (a phone number is also clearly visible in the Squid Game trailer).
According to Reuters, which earlier reported the news, cited Netflix and production company Siren Pictures as saying they purposefully did not include a complete number and weren’t aware the number shown would reach a real line.
Netflix Moves to Edit Phone Numbers Out Of Squid Game Following Prank Calls
Netflix also confirmed to The Verge that the numbers that appear in Squid Game will be edited, adding that it hopes that the change will end the prank calls.
A man who claims to be the owner of the number told a local media outlet that he’d been “bombarded” with messages and calls, adding that they had made it difficult to live his life normally.
However, it appears as though multiple individuals may have received calls from enthusiast Squid Game viewers. Netflix did not immediately return a request for clarification about whether the series had impacted one or multiple local numbers.
Squid Game a Massive Success
Squid Game has been a massive success for Netflix, becoming the streaming service’s top title in the US as of last week it remained a top title as of this week as well the first Korean series to claim that top spot, according to Netflix.
That’s great for the show’s creators and certainly a win for Netflix. It’s probably safe to assume the poor individual(s) receiving prank calls from random Squid Game devotees feel differently, though.
Entertain your Brain with Squid Game
According to Netflix, The hit drama series features a succession of financially desperate folks given a card by a mysterious man.
One side bears a circle, triangle, and square symbols while the back has a phone number, which the characters call to get into the game. Of course, that’s where their troubles really start but if the Squid Game players have it bad, spare a thought for the real people who have that actual number.