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Netflix has responded after the person who had their phone number revealed in their thrilling new show Squid Game spoke out about their life being affected by receiving constant calls off the back of the show.
If you're not familiar with the show, it's Netflix's latest hit from South Korea and it's receiving rave reviews from both critics and viewers alike. And as it's so popular, many hope the streaming giant will renew it for season two.
The show features a group of down on their luck people who are forced together in a bizarre survival game for money.
If they don't complete the challenges - creepy twists on classic children's games - that they're set, they die.
Anyway, in the show - which has a 100 percent rating on film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes - there is a phone number revealed, and it turns out that the number actually belongs to some unfortunate person.
Identified only as 'A', they said that they've been constantly bothered by nuisance calls since the show aired.
Speaking to Money Today, they explained how she's receiving thousands of calls, causing significant disruption to their life.
'A' said: "I have been receiving calls and texts endlessly, 24/7, to the point that it's hard for me to go on with daily life.
"This is a number that I've been using for more than 10 years, so I'm quite taken aback."
She continued: "It's to the point where due to people reaching out without a sense of day and night due to their curiosity,
"Some 4,000 phone calls come in every day. I did not even realize what was going on as I did not watch the series. Someone who prank called me told me that the number was featured on the show."
Wow, that's a lot of calls. One every 21 seconds or so, which is a ratio that So Solid Crew would be proud of.
They also said that the calls are draining the phone's battery to the extent that it 'turns off'.
The number was revealed in a scene from the first episode that shows a business card that people can call to become involved in the games.
Initially - Koreaboo reported - Netflix said there was nothing they would do about it, before later allegedly offering to pay them off.
Now, Netflix has responded again, releasing a statement that reads: "Netflix, as well as Squid Game's production company Cyron Pictures, are aware of the problem and are working to solve it."
The production company also released a statement that said: "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."
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