[Resolved] APS Foundation of America / APSFA / scam

La Crosse, WI, United States Review updated:

I have had the worst experience with tuna pohlman. A friend of mine had a birthday party and lots of money was donated but tuna would not give us a tax receipt or even admit she got the money. Look up apsfa on the. Bbb it is true. She is a bully and a fake doctor who probably don't have aps. She hates all other groups for aps and lupus and even als. She is such a hater and a liar and a thief. What a disgusting excuse for a human being to steal from sick people. She wanted $20, 000 in donations to take her friends to the biggest aps conference in the world to pass out info flyers to a bunch of aps experts. Just so happens it was in beautiful brazil. Tuna pohlman is a disgrace

  • Resolution statement

    Customer care service did everything in their power to resolve this complaint. All attempts to contact the complainant have failed. Therefore, this complaint has been annulled and must not be considered where image of the company in question and it's services are concerned.

  • Regarding the Better Business Bureau, we have no ill marks with them. So that claim is false.

    Regarding Brazil, the is hilarious. Would you like to see our passports? We were to speak there. We had 5 scholarships to pass out, a booth to run with APS ACTION, materials to print and lectures to attend. Take our friends; no. The proof of the scholarships is listed in our IRS 990 which can be found on GuideStar and Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Insights and Highlights from the 14th International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. Tina was unable to attend but materials were shipped, scholarships and sponsorship were made. If you remember this was the year Dr. Pierangeli died so it was quite a sad Congress for us. So, this claim is false as well.

    To solve this transparency issue caused by you Hazel Edwards, here is our GuideStar report. We are Gold Star rated. Less than 5% of charities in the United States have this rating. So clearly, we have nothing to hide. (False reports are easily removed by GuideStar and will be used in legal proceedings.)

    All donors get a tax receipt, even if the donation was for a penny. We have copies of every receipt, so if you can please provide us proof of the donation (cancelled check, cancelled money order or PayPal transaction number, we do not accept cash) and of course their full name and address as we have no donations from the United Kingdom or from a "Birthday Party" in honor of your friend, we will be happy to research that out. I am sure we will find that is claim is false as well.

    As far as Tina's medical history, that really is not this board business. But we do know that she has made her diagnosis she public on her public page. Please note, your post is libel and proven as such.

    Have a good day.

Jan 12, 2015
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  • Ga
      12th of Sep, 2017
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    Stop harassing Tina. You have tried multiple times on facebook and keep getting shut down due to TOS violations. You need to grow up and move on. Even promoting this on your harassment page where nobody looks isn't helping your case. Grow up woman.

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