September 30, 2021, 14:16 | Updated: September 30, 2021, 2:24 PM
The man has received more than 4,000 calls a day from Squid Game fans since the Netflix show was released.
A Korean is calling Squid game for using his phone number on the Netflix show without any warning or permission.
Fans of Squid game Will already know that the record-breaking K-drama tells the story of 456 people who agree to risk their lives in a series of deadly survival games for the chance to win a prize of over 45.6 billion South Korean won. To invite candidates to participate, the people behind Squid game hand out business cards with a number for players to call.
However, one of the numbers is a real person’s number and it has been bombarded with prank calls ever since. Squid game came out of.
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The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told MBC he is currently inundated with calls, texts and even photos throughout the day and night. He says he gets more than 4,000 calls a day, often from fans of the Netflix show trying to participate in Squid game, without realizing that it’s fictional, or that people just call it a joke.
The man also said he couldn’t change his number as he had been using it for his business for over 10 years.
In response to the man’s plight, the honorary leader of the National Revolutionary Party of South Korea, Huh Kyung-young, offered to buy the number from him. Via Facebook, he wrote: “I heard that the owner of the phone number appeared on a business card in Squid game suffers severe damage from jokes. I would like to buy the number for 100 million won. 100 million won is roughly $ 84,000. It is currently unclear whether or not the man will accept the offer.
As it stands, Netflix and the people behind Squid game have yet to publicly respond to his comments. We’ll keep you posted if they do.