“Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary,” Netflix shared via Reuters. Reports also state that the streaming service and Squid Game producers Siren Pictures purposely only showed the last eight digits of the phone number, but they were unaware that the prefix will “automatically be added to complete the number.”
Several people have stepped up to claim ownership over the phone number. The Korea Times reported that the number was owned by a businessman in his 40s living in the Gyeonggi Province, while Reuters pointed out that local broadcaster SBS featured a businesswoman from the southeastern county of Seongju.
In other Squid Game news, Jung Ho-yeon has been named Louis Vuitton’s newest global ambassador.