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KIK Messenger is an instant messaging app for mobile devices. Users need a wifi connection to send messages, pictures, webpages, and other content. Anyone can download the KIK app in the Apple app store or in the Blackberry Windows store and simply have to create an account. Once connected, you can interact with any user once you have their username and you have added them to your account.
There are two ways that people scam people on KIK. The first is the use of automated bots. The person typically initiates a conversation with a simple greeting, and then the bots take over. The bots respond to your messages by trying to get you to visit websites and these websites can request many things from you. Some sites request personal info while others require you to subscribe and pay money.
The second are real people who talk to you themselves, but reveal very little about themselves and often ask you to do things for them, usually sending them money, but they also will try to get you to visit websites, similar to the bots, the only thing is that the bots are becoming more popular due to their ability to reach more people at the same time.