Netflix forced to remove scenes from Squid Game as real phone numbers were used

Squid Game is the latest Netflix drama series taking the world by storm, but the streaming service has been forced to remove some scenes from the show.

The South Korean show is set to become one of the most popular Netflix series ever, thanks to the nostalgia that it provides throughout, and the gory survival theme too.

Netflix has had to delete several scenes from the show after some of the shots accidentally revealed a real person's phone number on screen – which led to a flurry of phone calls.

In a rookie mistake, some of the scenes include shots where phone number is visible on a business card.

Most films and TV shows use fake numbers within their productions, but the makers of Squid Game accidentally used a real one.

The number happened to belong to a Korean man who found himself receiving thousands upon thousands of calls every day.

Squid Game has sky-rocketed to popularity, with fans obsessed with the show, binge-watching it in their masses.

It sees over 400 participants take on children's games for a chance at a large cash prize.

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The players are kept under watch at all times by masked guards in pink suits, with the games overseen by the Front Man. T

Players soon discover that losing in these games results in their death, though each death adds ₩100 million (around £61,911) to the grand prize.

The programme is a survival drama that has plenty of physical and psychological twists throughout.

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Incredibly popular among Netflix users, there has been a little bit of controversy though.

According to Reuters, a South Korean internet service provider, SK Broadband, is suing Netflix over increased traffic because of the popularity of the show.

SK Broadband also claim that traffic thanks to Netflix is 24 times what it was since 2018.

It's now processing 1.2 trillion bits of data per second as of September – the same month that Squid Game was released on the September 17.

SKY Broadband is asking Netflix to pay for back-dated usage fees.

For 2020 alone, it is estimated this could be in the region of 27.2 billion won (£17 million).

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