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Their support forum is nothing close to support. Alternative treatment options are put down by the administrators and those who inquire about it are told that they are stupid for considering it and would be stupid to try it. Other times many have offered up opinions on issues and were put down by the administrators. The administrators are also friends who stay in contact outside the forum, so if anyone does have a complaint against any of the other administrators they all hear about it and more than likely the member will get banned that way as well. There is a distinct lack of support there and it has been replaced with a "my way or the highway" mentality with a touch of high school "cliquiness" thrown in. Unfortunately I have found no formal way to issue a complaint against a suport forum, especially since all the administrators refuse to see anyone else's point of view there.

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Oct 11, 2017 5:39 pm EDT
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Look what I found. The Waters' encouraging people to file false complaints on the APSFA, just like they are doing here. Amazing.

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Oct 13, 2017 9:36 am EDT
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That is a crime. They can (and should) go to prison.

Oct 13, 2017 10:00 am EDT
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I agree. I sent this graphic to the APSFA when I found it. They were delighted to received this. I am positive it went directly to their attorneys.

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Sep 18, 2017 12:10 pm EDT
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Anyone who got ripped off by Sandy Waters is encouraged to report her to the Chicago BBB using this address. https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/chicago/reportscam

K
Sep 13, 2017 11:36 am EDT

Cynthia10/ Sandy W,
Is only retaliating against people who have questioned the authenticity of the paintings that she exploitively sells under her severely disabled child's name. The parents are exploiting their child's name and disabilities to make a profit.

Folks are still waiting for you to go to law enforcement to report a cyber crime against your minor child. Oh but wait, there is NO evidence to support your claims. You have only resorted to this lie as a means to keep your profits rolling in.

Any adult with a brain will question why you keep up the crazy antics of accusing adults of cyber bulling your disabled teen and yet never report it to law enforcement.

Why haven't you reported the alleged cyber crime to law enforcement Cynthia? Oh, because there is NO evidence of a crime.

The smoke and mirrors, all of your unprovable claims, all of your deflecting is failing, Cynthia10. People have called you out and it threatens your income- bottom line.

T
Oct 13, 2017 9:43 am EDT
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Right! People often tell the Waters parents to call law enforcement immediately if they are being "harassed" or if a crime is being committed against their child or their family. They never do.
1) Because no crime has been committed against them.
2) Because no one is contacting or cyberbullying Candace.
3) Because Sandra and Robert Waters are making up the cyberbullying stories to keep the discussion off their scam art business.

T
Sep 10, 2017 1:44 pm EDT
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@Cynthia10...we should just start referring to you as Mr. and Mrs. Catfish. Seeing as you spend your entire existence on the internet in the land of make believe, making up fake profiles, making fake blogs with other people's names on them, pretending to have a myriad of chronic and terminal illnesses that you don't have, creating paintings yourself and then saying your child did them, pretending to be friends with celebrities who have merely signed autographs for you years ago at conventions. Your desperation is palpable. And what you are doing with your business is a felony. There is no denying that.

Somewhere along the line, you got the idea that having a child with Autism gives you license to lie about whatever you want, in order to commercialise your daughter's inability to speak. Your lies are damaging the credibility of all charities with noble and sincere purposes, all around the world. If all special needs families were entitled to lie, then 1 in 68 could be doing what you're doing, and cheating innocent people out of their hard earned cash. And cheating the government taxes and benefits, too. In other words, you are felonious thieves.

You know why most Autism organizations have severed ties with you? Because YOU ARE LIARS, and too greedy and lazy to work at honest jobs. You said you were donating 50% profit to charity for years. You are not.

These lies and narcissist behaviour will catch up with you. You will be judged. No doubt about that.

No one is bullying your child. No one has any contact with her. Everyone cares about her. YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ARE THE BULLIES AND THE CRIMINALS.

Please: Make one real video of Candy with no edits, cuts, or weird closeups to prove without a doubt she's the one painting the Zazzle art. Put the doubters to rest, why don't you?
You can't.

Sep 10, 2017 1:04 pm EDT
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Sandy and Robert Waters it is very clear you are doing the bullying. You are the harassers. You are the stalkers. A simple Google search proves that. The posts on Amazon proves that. Your daughter's author page proves that. Your daughter's book description proves that. The posts on Facebook proves that on your multiple pages and accounts prove that. The posts on Twitter proves that. The blogs on WordPress proves that on multiple pages proves that. The posts on Easter Seals under multiple names proves that. What you are doing is called malicious intent. Stop the deflection. ♨️

Peace Out! ✌

C
Sep 10, 2017 12:31 pm EDT

Tina Pohlman seek you need to seek some help because you are very sick and stop harassing the Waters Family.

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Sep 11, 2017 12:20 pm EDT
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No ones harassing you or your child. Your story has gone stale. YOU came here, made a fake name and started slandering an chronic illness support organisation of a disease that YOU are PRETENDING to have! Ridiculous! Faking cancer, epilepsy, blood diseases, stroke victim, memory loss, brain diseases to sell your fraudulent overpriced knicknacks ... That's all on YOU. You start problems for others to hide the sad truth about your fake business and your phony, copy/paste lives.

Can YOU say audit? Ten+ years is a long time to have been fleecing people with your faked art. The courts won't like that. NO one is scared of you, Waters. Well, the tragic thing is that maybe your neglected children are, poor things.

Sep 13, 2017 12:50 pm EDT
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She has help from wonderful attorneys and the FBI. There are a couple other agencies we know of bit that will be your surprise. She has proof, you - the Waters' - are harassing, stalking, libeling, cyberbullying to name a few - her.

Tata! 🍷

T
Sep 09, 2017 12:30 pm EDT
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"Cynthia10", aka Sandy Waters/Robert Waters, aka Saffron Burrows, aka Gene Frank, John Brand, Ana Martinez, Tom Bat, Enrique, 5150, Amy Cohen, and about 1000 other aliases:

Go home and TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILD! Get off the internet 24 hours a day! Who is taking care of your neglected and exploited children while you are on all these thousands of forums, trying to deflect attention away from the art scam you are running?

There is loads of proof and screenshots of your lies over the years. Easy to throw a tantrum and scream "fake" over things you don't like exposed, but Tina has proof; About 10, 000 screen shots worth, and all your harassment and bullying. Where is your proof? Hmmm? Oh right, some vague quote about an elephant one time? That's all? Get over yourself. She cares about the welfare of your child. That's why she's exposing your terrible scam.

Remember that time you posted a photo of a playboy model and said it was you, and that you were a part time model while studying for a doctorate? Or that you are also "Dr. Gatto with a PhD in art"? Or your pretend university degree in communication? You barely got through high school.

And through all these (admittedly humorous) lies and your 24-7 marketing of your mediocre art YOU MADE, not your child, you couldn't find time in over ten years to produce even one video of your child painting the angels and starbursts you are peddling on Zazzle, to settle any doubt. Your child isn't painting those birds and palm trees you're making money on. You are shamelessly spamming thousands of chronic illness groups on Facebook. Posing as victims for literally hundreds of terminal illnesses. It is just awful what you're doing. While your children are apparently left alone to fend for themselves all day long while you spend every minute on the internet. Sad!

Don't try to make this about Ms.Pohlman. We all know you're just trying to create a brushfire to keep people from scrutinizing your fraudulent art scam. Oldest trick in the book.

The reason you even know who Tina is, is because you were originally spamming her APS group, which is yet ANOTHER DISEASE YOU WERE PRETENDING TO HAVE.

I've never seen people full of so many lies as you. I pity your sweet, innocent children. The bible forbids what you are doing. The attainment of money through deceit is A SIN Think about that the next time you go to mass.

Confess your sins and then go out and make an honest living like the other families with special needs kids.

No one is harassing you. Everyone cares about your children. YOU ARE THE BULLY.

Q
Sep 07, 2017 7:16 pm EDT

What scam exactly, @cynthia10?
Is this a retaliation for her critique of your business?
You are a conniving, deceitful and hateful woman, who refuses to accept ANY critique about your pages. You say people who pick on disabled should be ashamed of themselves, and guess what, Tina Pohlman AND Alice Carey are both disabled as well.

Anybody who gets involved with this "cynthia 10" lady should look up the candy waters autism artist scam, and how at this moment, TINA is the one being bullied, harassed and stalked all over the internet by a [censored] parent who spends more time on the internet, and editing her daughters artwork than actually being a parent.

If you are gonna threaten to sue somebody, at least pretend to find a lawyer in your own state, that will take your case(that'll be a hard one), and one that costs less than 450 dollars an hour.

As far as Tina goes, shes a fantastic person, and does everything she can to help, and when she can.
Her business has gone downhill considerably since sandy has started doxxing her, and SPAMMING any and every group she can find that involves the APSFA and making false allegations against Tina.

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Sep 11, 2017 12:38 pm EDT
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The Waters parents are all smoke and mirrors. Nothing more. Any lawyer who would take their case is either pathologically STUPID, completely corrupt, or just woefully inept. And it's never cheap to hire a lawyer. There is no way they could ever prove beyond a doubt that Candy painted the specific designs sold online, and then still defend all of the slippery changes to their edited descriptions over the years. The art is very obviously completely fabricated by the parents.

And we all know they are probably also receiving government benefits that are improperly calculated, based on their lies. These are not the sort that pay honest taxes, either. It won't be pretty.

That poor girl Candy is used like a human shield to evoke pity. That's the only card up their sleeve that they use over and over. Blah blah blah.. until it's just sickening.

C
Sep 07, 2017 9:01 am EDT

Please contact me if you have any information on Tina Pohlman's Scam. Thank you

C
Sep 07, 2017 8:46 am EDT

Hi,

I want to report Tina Pohlman and her APSFA to the Wisconsin States Attorney. Who else has Ms. Pohlman harassed? Tina Pohlman has created a Well Documented "Cyberbullying/HATE Campaign" Against our 16 y/o daughter Candy Waters who has autism & is nonverbal ~ Below is a Blog on this disturbing matter. Thank you

https://candywaters.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/tina-m-pohlman-president-executive-director-of-the-aps-foundation-of-america-is-cyberbullying-my-16-year-old-disabled-daughter-candy-waters/

C
Sep 11, 2017 6:10 pm EDT
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It's not false these people feel that they have been SCAMMED by Tina Pohlman and her APSFA.

Sep 11, 2017 6:53 pm EDT
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Funny, what is in this link was in a note on Candy Waters Autism Artist page on Facebook and was deleted by Facebook for HATE SPEECH. I see a pattern forming by the Waters'.

E
Sep 12, 2017 4:24 pm EDT
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Cynthia 10 is Sandra Waters. Cynthia or "Cindy" is her alternate identity that she created when she was a child. She used to pretend she was a twin and that her twin sister was named "Cindy". She would try to trick people at St. James Catholic School in Chicago by saying she (Sandra) was really Cindy. She has a history of lying excessively.

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Sep 12, 2017 4:26 pm EDT
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You also may find out more about her if you look up Sandra Pekala. That is the name she used to go by before she got married in Vegas.

Sep 12, 2017 4:52 pm EDT
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She uses a model picture on that Facebook profile.

Sep 12, 2017 4:55 pm EDT
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Ahh yes and the Saffron mess on the school Facebook page talking to herself. Well documented.

Sep 18, 2017 12:33 pm EDT
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These were false claims, just like your Sandy and Robert Waters. Post your proof, or it is nothing but libel.

Sep 18, 2017 12:37 pm EDT
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Funny, Facebook pulled this same post for hate speech.

Oct 11, 2017 5:38 pm EDT
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You mean the screenshot you just posted with step by step instructions showing how to file a false report with the APSFA's name in the name box. Humm. That is a FELONY what you did. The fake complaint you filed was a felony and that screenshot...yeah...not helping your case. You and your hubby are the bullies.

K
Mar 06, 2015 11:41 pm EST

Where is the evidence (links, url's, etc...) to support your allegarions? Your whining complaints and lies and allegations without evidence smack of insecure spiteful little girls who are having tantrums. When you joined the forum, you agreed to the user TOS and you were removed from the forum for breaking the TOS, period, end of story. Publicly slandering a person the way that you are here, could get you reported to your local law enforcement and internet service provider for cyber harassment. That could have an impact on your IP addresses and internet use.

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Jan 12, 2015 1:21 am EST
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apsfa is vindictive anf motivated by greed. tuna Pohlman is stealing from sick people. her judgmental attitude is disgusting and hypocritical given That she thinks she is FAR more intelligent than she actually is. I heard that the apsfa was being investigated for thievery

C
Oct 30, 2014 10:03 am EDT

They are in it for their egoes, not for helping those who may be afflicted with APS.I have personal knowledge of the fact that she did not give the gift card to whom it was meant to go.The above comment is sooo true, I sometimes wonder whether or not she even has any EMT experience.She revels in the fact that people rely on her for support etc.She deeply resented the fact that I was able to get Dr Richard Besser on board after two years and his admission that he had never had even heard of APS.
She tried to nuetralize any question that someone who may have more than she did.People who offerred their own private medical libraries.Not only were they denied but made to look stupid and inferior to her vast knowledge.She is a medical wannabe.Sad in so many ways.

M
Nov 06, 2013 6:18 pm EST

Its true. I left the group after an administrator named Tina Pohlman started harassing me. I also had to block her on Facebook because of her many attempts to intimidate me. I joined that group for support, and instead found a group of people that were downright nasty. Ms. Pohlman is the most unprofessional administrator that I've ever had the misfortune to meet. She's paranoid and delusional and uses the forum to push her own agenda, which is negativity and downright nastiness. I have concerns that Ms. Pohlman has some psychiatric issues as evidenced by her fixation that everyone is against her and trying to overthrow her authority. I have no doubt that Ms. Pohlman will know about this comment almost as soon as its posted, and will attempt to retaliate. Another thing that caused me great concern is that this administrator led people to believe that she was an expert on the subject of APS. She often talked about her credentials but I never was able to get the full story on just what these credentials are. Ms. Pohlman is certainly not a medical doctor, and has no business giving medical advice, which she does freely. I know for a fact that there are many others that can substantiate my claims, and left the group for the same reasons I did. I'll be glad to answer any questions that anyone has about this matter.

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