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Person Receives 4000 Calls A Day After Their Phone Number Appears On Netflix Show ‘Squid Game’

Honestly, I’d set my phone on fire if this happened.

Credit: Netflix

After their number was shown on the Netflix show Squid Game, this person has been receiving 4000 calls a day. Finally, Netflix has responded.

Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama in which a group of people has to complete an insane game show to win a life-changing amount of money. It seems the characters aren’t the only ones having their lives changed due to this show.

Credit: Netflix / YouTube

The person, who has been speaking to news outlets as ‘A’ has received this many calls due to a moment in episode one. In the scene, a business card is shown. This business card contains a phone number, which people can call to get involved with the games.

Clearly, viewers of Squid Game wondered what would happen if they called the number themselves.

In the viewers’ defense, it’s not a bad thing to question. After all, plenty of films have done this recently. Only a few years ago, the Russo brothers talked about setting up a phone line for the film Avengers: Endgame which would allow callers to hear a message from Steve Rogers.

But this phone number wasn’t especially set up for viewers to call. Not at all. Instead, it was ‘A’s personal phone number.

How did A react to their 4000 calls?

Speaking to Money Today, A said that she’d had this phone number for ‘more than ten years.’ Clearly, then, unaware that her phone number was going to be used.

In fact, they only found out the reason behind their excessive number of calls through a prank caller.

Probably not far off how A feels. Credit: Netflix / YouTube

They say: ‘Some 4000 phone calls come in every day […] It’s to the point where due to people reaching out without a sense of day and night due to their curiosity […] I’m quite taken aback.’

Who wouldn’t be? With 4000 calls a day, A is – on average – receiving a call every twenty-one seconds!

Unsurprisingly, all these calls are draining their phone’s battery. I think, by now, I would have thrown my phone out the window.

How did Netflix react?

At first, Netflix said there was nothing they could do. Later, it’s reported, they tried to pay A off. I hope they offered them a ton of money.

More recently, however, Netflix has issued a statement. In it, they say: ‘Netflix, as well as Squid Game’s production company Cyron Pictures, are aware of the problem and are working to solve it.

Cyron Pictures, the production company, also released a statement. Theirs read: ‘We are trying to solve this through continued phone calls and face-to-face meetings between the owner of the number and the production company.

It’s ironic, isn’t it, to fix their 4000 phone calls with… even more phone calls!

If you want to read more about  big companies making even bigger mistakes, why not check out this post about the company who had to apologise after sending terrifying clowns to schools?

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