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Glenn Brumage, Executive director of the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, reported to media outlets that someone was using SHACC’s name and falsely claiming to be fundraising for the center over the phone.
Brumage said in a press release, “We do not solicit donations or support over the phone.”
The best way to ensure that you are donating directly to Surfing Heritage and Culture Center is to do so through SHACC’s website, Facebook page or through direct mail, Brumage said.
The executive director said SHACC is researching its database to make sure it had not been hacked.
“At this time, we believe this to be a random occurrence, but will surely keep you posted,” Brumage said.
SHACC’s mission is to preserve surfing culture and heritage. The nonprofit organization located at 110 Calle Iglesia in San Clemente houses a collection of surfing artifacts and memorabilia from all over the world and offers educational programs and events focused on sharing surfing’s rich history with the public.