Buenos Aires [Argentina]: In the latest instance of social media wrongly influencing children and teens, the suicide of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina is reportedly being linked to something called as the Momo challenge.
Last year, Blue Whale challenge, the deadly online game is responsible for the death of several children, sparked fear across the globe.
Momo is a social media account on WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube, which is using the image of a horror artwork called Mother Bird by Link Factory to induce curiosity among children, challenging them to communicate with an unknown number, The Sun reported.
#UIDI #FGETabasco #Cibernetica #Tabasco #Villahermosa #PolicíaCibernéticaTabasco #SegurosAlNavegar #PrevencionDelitosCibernéticos #MOMO Advertencia por nuevo reto en niños y jóvenes, evita hablar con desconocidos, buscan obtener información que puede ser utilizada en tu contra. pic.twitter.com/FywFhZFyyH
— UIDI FGE Tabasco (@UIDIFGETabasco) July 12, 2018
The creepy account appears to be connected to three numbers in Japan, Mexico, and Columbia. If a user refuses to follow the game’s orders, Momo threatens them with violent images.
People on Twitter are already shaken up by this new scary suicide-inducing game.
Then : #Bluewhalechallenge
Few weeks ago : #KikiChallenge
Currently : #Momochallenge
— tasha (@minjussoul) August 6, 2018
As per cybercrime experts, Momo challenge is nothing but a hoax from cyber-criminals which is aimed at stealing personal information.