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Netflix editing 'Squid Game' phone number scene after woman receives incessant prank calls

After a scene in Netflix's hit show "Squid Game" featured a South Korean woman's phone number, she said she has received hundreds of prank calls and text messages.

The show centers on hundreds of people desperate for money, participating in seemingly innocent children's games in a bid for $38.31 million. There's just one catch: If you lose in the game, you die. 

When protagonist Gi-Hun flashes his games invitation card, an eight-digit number is seen. That number belongs to South Korea resident Kim Gil-young who told local outlet SBS News she has been inundated with calls since "Squid Game" premiered. 

“I’ve been unceasingly getting calls and texts 24/7 to the point where my daily life has become difficult,” Kim told SBS News.

Netflix and local production company Siren Pictures announced Wednesday that they would edit scenes to remove the phone number.

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"Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary," Netflix said on Wednesday, asking fans to refrain from prank calls and messages.

Kim is a dessert shop owner and has used the number for 10 years. She said some people call and curse at her, and others have asked to participate in the "Squid Game."

“I’m trying to participate in Squid Game, is it possible?” read one text shared by SBS News.

“This is not Squid Game. I sell handmade sugar-free sweet bean jellies,” Kim replied.

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Kim told SBS News that it was impossible for her to change her number because of client contacts. She said it has become difficult to tell a prank call from a business call. 

“I’ve had to delete more than 4,000 numbers.”

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