Here’s How a Fan Proved the ‘Squid Game’ Bank Account was Real + Netflix Reacts to the Controversy

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Lee Jung Jae
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Netflix Squid Game, starring Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo, is involved in controversy following some glitches seen in the mega-hit K-series. 

After the phone number incident, the psychological thriller K-drama is facing another issue; this time, it's an alleged leaked personal bank account that appeared on the show. 

Was the Bank Account in 'Squid Game' Real? An Online Post Says So

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In a report cited by a South Korean outlet, a viewer claimed in an online community titled "Squid Game 45.5 Billion Account Owner" that the account featured in "Squid Game does exist. 

According to the post, the author tried to transfer 1 KRW to the said account number. Surprisingly, a notification prompted saying, "Do you want to transfer X won to XXX?" 

Based on the author's claim, it mentioned that the card account received by Lee Jung Jae's character, Seong Gi Hoon, is a Kakao Bank account. 

"I wonder who it is. Are you a squid game filming staff member?" the posts read, raising curiosity regarding the mysterious number. 

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Netflix Addresses Bank Account Issue Seen in 'Squid Game'

Amid the supposed glitches raised by the viewers, Netflix released a statement addressing the new controversy. 

According to Spotv News, the streaming giant denied disclosing any personal information and explained that the account number was made for production use only. 

"The account number disclosed is the number used after cooperation in the content production process."

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'Squid Game' Phone Number Mishap

As mentioned above, this is not the first time that the popular Kdrama has faced issues regarding its production mishap. 

To recall, just days after the Netflix series premiered, the streaming giant was hounded by controversies involving Gong Yoo's number in "Squid Game."

In the nine-episode series, his character seen in episodes one and nine was distributing calling cards to selected participants. 

However, the number actually exists and belongs to someone who has been receiving countless text messages and phone calls since the Netflix series aired. 

According to some media outlets, the person received over 4,000 calls from strangers daily. 

The number which the person owned for more than ten years is affecting her personal life. 

On the other hand, SBS News revealed that the owner of the phone number spoke with Netflix and was advised that she should change her number since nothing can be done at this time. 

"We can't do anything since it [phone number] already went out, and it's not like we did it intentionally. Honestly, we think the only option is for you to change your number."

Following this, the production team addressed the issue, stating that they are trying to develop a solution through constant communication with the owner virtually.

Netflix's newest Kdrama "Squid Game" flowers the story of 456 participants who are facing ballooning debts. 

In order to pay this, they are lured into playing the deadly children's games but only one winning is declared as the winner. 

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Written by Geca Wills

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