Don't set your Twitter birthdate to 2007

Contrary to the viral tip, setting your brithdate to 2007 in Twitter will not grant you access to an easter egg. It will get your account automatically suspended because you are too young to use Twitter.

Please don't do this," the company said via a tweet.

A spokesman for Twitter declined to confirm to the BBC how many people have succumbed to the hoax so far.

Twitter has automatically prevented users under 13 from using the social network since May last year and its terms of use state that the social network is "not directed to children."

A clever way to illustrate how dangerous automated account management systems are—but also also how gullible we are.