What is Momo challenge ? Beware of this deadly internet game

05 Août, 2018, 14:40 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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There are a number of challenges and games in which the youngsters are engaged against one another exclusively for entertainment. Last year, the evil Blue Whale Challenge surfaced the internet and suicides in Russian Federation, and the United States were making the headlines.

Warnings have been issued in Mexico where young people are thought to be at risk of being targeted by the sick individuals behind the so-called game. It appears to target teenagers.

A disturbing new game sweeping social media has parents and authorities concerned that we may be seeing the rise of another "Blue Whale" phenomenon. According to Fox News, Computer Crime Investigators from the Mexican State of Tabasco said in a tweet to "avoid talking with strangers", referring to communication on WhatsApp.

The avatar used for the Momo game itself is a terrifying image of a woman with exaggerated features and bulging eyes.

The challenge has so far been reported in Argentina, US, France, Germany and Mexico.

The "game" begins with a shadowy controller sending violent images to the victim over the messaging app.

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The death of a 12-year-old in Argentina has already been confirmed, while the authorities are opening other "strange" assumptions of teenage deaths in different countries.

The "game" has been compared to the "Blue Whale Challenge", which is believed to have led to reports of suicides in Russian Federation and the U.S. Others have likened it to the fictional character "Slender Man".

According to reports in Bueno Aires, the innocent girl was allegedly targeted by an 18 year old male who encouraged her to take her own life.

The "Momo" challenge, which is becoming famous online through WhatsApp, has raised eyebrows of the specialists around the globe as it is following a similar genealogy.

The teens are first sent creepy and grotesque images and then ordered to follow a series of instructions and take up unsafe challenges, eventually being forced to kill themselves.

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