A new viral Twitter prank is locking users out of their accounts

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Twitter has warned its users not to fall for a viral prank that has ended up with people getting locked out of their accounts.

A rumor has spread on the social network site that if you change the year of your birth to 2007, you’ll unlock an exclusive color scheme in the Twitter app.

However, by changing your birthday to 2007, you’ll be locked out of your Twitter account. This is because you have to be 13 years old to use Twitter – and by changing your birth date to 2007 you’ll be claiming you're only 12.

Getting support

While a new color scheme doesn’t sound too exciting, the allure of getting access to an exclusive feature has tricked enough people to make Twitter warn its users not to fall for the prank.

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If you have fallen for it, then check your emails for a message from Twitter Support, which will have instructions on how to access your account again.

Via The Verge

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.