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Scammers got the last laugh.

The Montreal company that operates the Just for Laughs comedy festival lost more than $800,000 in an impersonation scam last year, according to documents obtained by La Presse.

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The news comes weeks after Gestion Juste pour rire Inc. cancelled this year’s edition of its comedy festival as it seeks to avoid bankruptcy. The company owes more than $27 million to creditors.

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