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After Blue Whale, Social media is shaken by Momo challenge

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Last year, the ‘Blue Whale challenge’ claimed many lives, the death toll included kids and especially the teenager’s who came in contact with the game all over the world. Now an equally scary game is surfacing the internet. The game is named as ‘Momo Challenge’ which has already claimed a life of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina. The terrifying viral trend has reportedly swept the Internet and parents are being warned against the “game”.

According to Metro News, Momo is a social media account on platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube. It uses artwork that shows a woman with scary features. Much like the ‘Blue Whale’, the Momo Challenge also pushes participants to follow certain “orders” after they are asked to communicate with an unknown number. If players refuse to abide, they are threatened with violent images.

People on social media are already shaken by the new scary challenge.

Rodrigo Nejm of Brazil’s NGO Safernet told BBC News that the game is likely a way for criminals to steal data from people and then extort them.

YouTuber ReignBot told The Sun that Momo is connected to at least three phone numbers in Japan, Colombia and Mexico. He added that someone contacting these numbers is likely to be met with insults, implications that this person knows your personal information and most notably disturbing images I would not be able to show you here.