There are two types of villains in this world, people who perform dastardly deeds, and those dirty, scum sucking bastards who perform vile and repulsive dastardly deeds!

These people belong to the second group!
A Nova Scotia man who made headlines around the world two years ago after he  and his wife gave away most of their lottery winnings is heartbroken to see his  name being used by email scammers.
Allen Large and his wife Violet won $11.2 million in a Lotto 6/49 jackpot in  July, 2010. The Truro, N.S. couple decided to give away almost all of their  winnings to family members, local churches, and volunteer and community groups  in their community.
The couple said at the time they gave away the money because they just  didn’t need it. They had enough retirement savings to get by on, and simply  liked to play the lotto, never expecting to win a big jackpot.

Allen Large says he is angry scam artists are sending emails  claiming to be him and his wife and offering money in exchange for banking  information.

Violet Large passed away in hospital in July, 2011, at the age of 79. Now,  almost two years later, Allen is angry that bogus emails are still making their  way around the world that try to take advantage of their good deed.
The emails started a month after the story of the Larges’ generosity made  headlines. The email writers claim to be the Larges and offer to give away part  of their winnings to the recipient.
The emails state all that is needed is the email recipient’s banking  information. Some of the emails also ask for money to be sent for “processing  fees.” Many of the emails also link to the story of the Larges’ win on the website.
Allen Large says he is furious that scam artists are still using his and his  wife’s good name for their con.
“I’m madder than hell. Because people from all over the world — I’ve had  phone calls from Russia, Ukraine, Japan, China, Germany,” Large told CTV  Atlantic last week.
“They’ll say. ‘I got your email right here with your picture and your address  and phone number.’ And I’ll say, ‘Well I’m sorry ma’am or sir, you didn’t get  that email from me. Because I don’t have a computer. I don’t want one’,” he  says.
Large says it’s heartbreaking that his wife’s name is being used too.
“People say, ‘How come it bothers you?’ Well, after being married for 47  years, why wouldn’t it?” he says, between sobs. “Why wouldn’t it bother someone?  If it didn’t bother someone, they didn’t think much of their marriage.”
Large says his wife knew about the scams before she died and wasn’t happy  about it.
“She didn’t think much of it then and she’d think less of it now, after two  years. But there’s nothing we can do, nothing anybody can do unless police get  solid evidence,” Large said.
Because these emails can derive from anywhere in the world, it’s difficult  to try to track down the perpetrators, police say. Even if the emails can be  traced back to a certain IP address, it’s difficult for Canadian authorities to  prosecute scammers from other countries.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre says that “prize pitches” in which “winners”  are told they must pay a fee in advance to receive a prize are one of the most  common email scams. They advise those who receive such emails to report them to  the CAFC, which tracks frauds in Canada and compiles statistics.
Those who think may have lost money to an email scam are advised to report  it to local police.
For now, Large continues to honour his wife’s memory by buying lottery  tickets every week, just as she wanted.
“We always bought tickets,” Large says, wiping away tears from his eyes. “Two  days before she passed away, she said, ‘Don’t forget my tickets.’ So every week,  I buy her her tickets.“
If he ever wins again, Large plans to give away all the winnings away, saying  he doesn’t want to go through all the “trouble” and “friction” that the first  win brought.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Kayla Hounsell
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