Dozens of counterfeit Bruno Mars tickets sold on Oahu

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sunday night's much anticipated Bruno Mars concert on Oahu was a big flop for dozens of fans.

They showed up at the Blaisdell, ticket in hand, only to find someone else sitting in their seat.

Joy Yamamoto tells us she and her friends paid $36 each for their tickets.

They bought them from a voice school on Oahu, but the school had bought them from someone else.

Yamamoto says when they went to the box office to complain, at least 30 other people were there reporting the same problem.

They were told if they wanted to see the concert, they'd need to buy new tickets.

"At first we were confused, and then we were really bummed about it, like really disappointed, because my friends are from California, and their family lives in Hawaii, and so they really wanted to go to the concert. So we just decided to buy new tickets," Yamamoto said.

Concert promoter Tom Moffatt says he is aware of the problem, but does not know how many counterfeit tickets were sold.

Dozens of police reports were filed.

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