An unnamed South Korean man receives about 4,000 phone calls each day after his phone number appeared in the hit Netflix show "Squid Game."
Published: 2021-09-30 12:35 am
South Korean man with ‘Squid Game’ phone number gets barraged with calls

Squid pro quo!

A South Korean man has been barraged by thousands of phone calls after his number appeared in the new Netflix hit “Squid Game” — and the annoyance could get him a pile of cash.

The unnamed man was offered $85,000 by presidential candidate Huh Kyung-young in exchange for his number, which is getting about 4,000 rings a day, the South China Morning Post reported.

The man reportedly shares the digits with a number handed out to survival game contestants on the fictional show, which executives predict will be the streaming service’s “biggest show ever.”

The Korean language dystopian series pits poor people against each other in a battle to the death, and is already an international smash hit. Some 14 billion videos with the hashtag #SquidGame have been posted to TikTok since it’s Sept. 17 debut.

It’s unclear if the famous phone number owner will ink the deal with the Korean pol.

The phone number appeared in an episode of Netflix’s hit show “Squid Game.”
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