How do I report impersonation?

Kik takes reports of impersonation very seriously. When our team is notified that an account is using another individual’s picture or personal information, we’ll investigate further. Depending on the outcome of our investigation, we may remove the picture or permanently deactivate the account.

To help us investigate reports of impersonation on Kik, we’ll need the valid Kik usernames of the accounts involved. Kik usernames don’t contain any spaces or emoticons. You can find the username on the account profile, right below the display name. Check out this FAQ for help finding a profile on Kik.

We’ll also need a picture of a piece of photo identification of the user that is being impersonated. This could be: a student ID, driver’s license, passport, bus pass, etc. We only need to see the picture and name on the ID. Please block all personal details shown on the ID (such as an address, school name etc).

You can report a case of impersonation by sending us an email. It’s important to use the subject line “Impersonation Report” in your email to ensure quick processing of your report.

**Please be sure to include in your email: your Kik username, the username of the account using your personal details and a picture of your photo ID.

Tip: If for some reason you’re not comfortable sending a picture of your photo ID, the other option is to ask your local police to send us an email.

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