Senator’s wife lashes out at (probably) fake women chasing her man on Facebook

Heather and Shadrack McGill The wife of an Alabama state senator has warned women to stop sending flirty messages and photographs to her husband via Facebook, or face her wrath.

Heather McGill commandeered her husband’s Facebook page earlier this month to declare that she’s mightily fed up of her husband (who she loves very much) receiving sleazy Facebook messages from women looking to hook up with him.

The wife of Republican senator Shadrack McGill acknowleges that the messages may not even be coming from real women, but from fake accounts created by spammers and scammers.

Message posted on Shadrack McGill's Facebook page

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Part of the message reads:

I have been silent for long enough!! NO MORE! Multiple times since being in office he has gotten emails from women (who may not even be real) inviting him to explore, also sending pictures of themselves.

You know who you are. Next time everyone will know who you are!! For I will publicly share your name before we “unfriend” you.

No offence to Senator McGill, who I am sure is a great catch, but it’s very possible that the messages he has been receiving are not from young women interested in discussing the ins-and-outs of Alabamian politics.

Instead, the messages could be from Facebook spammers who have no interest in pulling Senator McGill’s tie askew or ruffling his hair, but are instead keen for him to accept them as a Facebook friend so they can bombard him with spammy messages, lead him to click on links to dodgy websites, or – in the worst cases – attempt to infiltrate his circle of friends with the intention of committing fraud or identity theft.

Fake Facebook account

Which is why you should always be careful about accepting Friend requests on Facebook, and think twice before you click on a link sent to you out of the blue, or share personal information with someone who may not have your best interests at heart.

So far, Mrs McGill doesn’t appear to have named any of her husband’s unwanted admirers – but it’s unlikely that the message she posted will have caused a determined cybercriminal to lose any sleep.

In other unconnected news, Facebook is cited as a contributing factor in a third of all divorces in the UK.

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