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'Squid Game' cards appearing across Spain have prompted police warnings

business card from Squid Game
In the show, characters call the number on these cards to be admitted as participants in the game.
  • The Korean series "Squid Game" quickly became a worldwide phenomenon.
  • The cards featured in the show have now started to appear around Spain.
  • Spain's national police force is discouraging people from scanning the cards' QR codes.

"Squid Game" has quickly become a big hit across the world, with its success surprising even its own creator.

The story he started writing 10 years ago has already become Netflix's most successful series in roughly a fortnight.

The show will generate just shy of $900 million in value for the company, according to internal documents seen by Bloomberg. The documents also revealed "Squid Game" cost $21.4 million to produce.

Its impact hasn't just been financial; the show has taken the whole world by storm.

This has been particularly noticeable in the buildup to Halloween, with many fans eager to get their hands on costumes inspired by the show, as CBS News reported.

A hotel in Korea is going even further, as it plans to stage a real-life version of "Squid Game", according to a report in The Korea Times.

Recently, cards like those shown in the series - featuring the circle, the triangle, and the square - have been appearing around Spain.

In the show, the characters have to call the number on these cards in order to be admitted as participants in the game.

The Policia Nacional, Spain's national police force, has alerted social media users to the appearance of these cards Facebook, showing that they have a QR code on the back.

"This particular QR code, when scanned, takes us to a commercial portal without any danger in terms of security," they stated.

"If we scan a QR code and we don't know that it is from a trustworthy source, it can put our devices at risk of a virus. Be especially careful of QR codes that are hung in public places," the police warned.

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'Squid Game' cards appearing across Spain have prompted police warnings
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