Let your friends and family know how dangerous this game is.
A 12-year-old girl in Argentina took her own life in what investigators say was a WhatsApp challenge in a game named Momo. Much like the Blue Whale game, users are tasked with completing challenges with some asking for self infliction and the final challenge of committing suicide.
Youtuber Shane Andrews (Repzilla) played the game and breaks down how the Momo game uses psychology to prey on its victims.
“I was met with some very violent images and text messages that I cannot show,” Andrews said. “The messages were scary. They said that they knew personal things about me which they couldn’t possibly know.”
“Momo” will call and message the user, eventually harassing them and demanding they harm themselves, or end their lives.
WhatsApp has released this statement about Momo.
“WhatsApp cares deeply about the safety of our users. It’s easy to block any phone number and we encourage users to report problematic messages to us so we can take action.”