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A new internet game is challenging
users to commit suicide. The game originated on Facebook
and is now circulating on WhatsApp. The sick suicide
"game" dubbed “Momo” has been spreading on WhatsApp,
prompting police to issue warnings about the shocking
"Momo" is a viral challenge that asks
people to add a contact via WhatsApp - they are then
urged to commit self-harm or suicide. The "game" has
fueled comparisons to the sinister "Blue Whale
challenge" that led to reports of suicides in Russia and
the U.S, as well as the online fictional character of
In 2014 two 12-year-old girls in
Wisconsin attempted to kill a classmate in an attempt to
please the horror character.
The Buenos Aires Times reports that
police in Argentina are investigating whether “Momo” is
linked to the suicide of a 12-year-old girl in the
district of Escobar.
The girl filmed her activities prior to hanging herself
from a tree in her family’s backyard, according to the
Buenos Aires Times. Authorities suspect that someone
encouraged her to commit suicide, the report says.
The Sun reports that police in a
number of countries have voiced their concern about the
“Momo” is described as similar to the sinister "Blue
Whale challenge," which is believed to be a social media
group that encourages people to kill themselves,
according to the Sun. “Momo” uses the creepy cropped
image of a sculpture depicting a young woman with
bulging eyes and black hair, News.com.au reports.
“Don't add ‘Momo’!” warned
Spain’s Guardia Civil in a recent tweet, noting that the
game has gone viral on WhatsApp, targeting teenagers.
Police in Mexico say that “Momo” started in a Facebook
group where people are encouraged to communicate with an
unknown telephone number. Computer Crime Investigators
from the Mexican State of Tabasco warn that the game is
a “new challenge” aimed at children and young people. “Avoid
talking with strangers,” it tweeted recently.
“In social networks, the image of a terrifying woman
is circulating,” add investigators, in a statement.
“They call her ‘Mom’ and she invites those who see
her to write to her through WhatsApp.”
"Momo" threatens to appear in the
night or lay a curse on the users if they do not
respond, according to Mexican police. Criminals can use
the “game” to steal personal information or even incite
users to commit suicide or violence, investigators add.
The creepy "Momo" image was taken
from an Instagram account and then circulated on
WhatsApp, according to police.
“WhatsApp cares deeply about the
safety of our users," a WhatsApp spokesperson said,
in a statement emailed to Fox News. "It’s easy to
block any phone number and we encourage users to report
problematic messages to us so we can take action.”
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