Recently, children who have access to WhatsApp messaging have been receiving challenges from a terrifying cartoon ‘woman’ called Momo. She threatens anyone opening her message, challenging them to harm and even kill themselves. Her message is followed by the threat that she would be coming after you or a loved one should you fail to obey.
Police have been informing parents and teachers to look out for this eye bulging figure. She has been depicted with: bulging eyes, deformed smile, bird legs and black hair with a fringe. Momo mostly targets younger children and teens but rarely aims for adults. Although she has contacted and threatened many people, she hasn’t yet managed to convince anyone to officially kill themselves but has been close to. The most popular way that she contacts people is by the messaging server: Whats App. Police officers confirmed that this Momo ‘person’ is fake and is just run by a group of hackers that want to gain information from other people.
The game was said to have started in Mexico, with players “challenged” to communicate on WhatsApp with an unknown person known as Momo, according to the Computer Crime Investigation Unit of the State of Tabasco, Mexico. And the hoax went viral.
To conclude, I advise people to block and report Momo immediately and tell your parents to get her banned from Whats App as soon as possible. As well as that, you should never take notice in any of these challenges either.
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