Twitter warns users about falling for birthday changing prank
A prank is making the rounds on Twitter, and it's seemingly locking people out of their accounts.
The trick gets people to change their birthday on the social media platform to 2007, which would purportedly unlock new colour schemes.
Some of the prank posts have thousands of retweets.
But just like the classic Alt + F4 scam on Runescape, it's a ploy to mess with the inexperienced.
If you change your birthday to 2007, you'll be locked out of your account for being under 13, as Twitter requires users to be above that age to use the service. Twitter Support put out a warning about the prank on Tuesday.
It seems like some people have fallen for the prank. If you're one of them, Twitter has asked users to follow the instructions sent to their email after the change was made, so they can get back into their account.
So anyway, while you're here, we thought we might also ask: Would you like to join the pen 15 club?
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March 26, 2019 at 09:52PM