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not support at all

Complaint Rating:  54 % with 24 votes
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome Foundation of America
United States
apsforum.com
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.
Attention Sandra & Robert Waters

You are hereby ordered to immediately CEASE AND DESIST your harassment and intimidation through your own and all alias names against Ms. Tina Pohlman and the APS Foundation of America, Inc. We have the right to remain free from these activities as they constitute harassment/stalking and defamation. Should you continue to pursue these activities in violation of this demand, we will not hesitate to pursue further legal action against you, including, but not limited to, civil action and/or criminal complaints.

You are to immediately discontinue and do not at any point in the future under any circumstances do the following: speak to, contact, pursue, harass, attack, threaten, telephone (via cellular or landline), instant message, page, fax, email, follow, or stalk Ms. Pohlman or any members of the APS Foundation of America, Inc. Note that your behavior is a violation of Illinois Compiled Statutes Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12-7.3 – Stalking, Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12-7.4 – Aggravated Stalking, Chapter 720 ILCS 5/12-7.5 – Cyberstalking, Chapter 720 ILCS 135/1-1 – Harassment by telephone, Chapter 720 ILCS 135/1-2 – Harassment through electronic communications, Chapter 720 ILCS 135/0.01 – 135/2 – Harassing and Obscene Communications Act and Chapter 720 ILCS 135/0.01 Short Title Harassing and Obscene Communications Act. Note that your behavior is also a violation of US Federal Laws 18 USC Subsection 2265 Full Faith and Credit, 18 USC Subsection 2261A Interstate Stalking, 18 USC Subsection 875(c) Interstate Communications, 47 USC Subsection 223(a)(1)(c) Harassing Telephone Calls in Interstate Communications.

We have reason to believe this is not your first offense and we will pursue any legal remedies available to us against you if you fail to comply with this demand.
The APS Foundation of America, Inc is 100% transparent. We are all volunteer, the board is not paid, travel is on the board member or volunteer. Tina personally pays the rent, internet, phone, and insurance. The website is not old and while waiting for our 501(c)3 it was paid for by Heidi, the forum was paid for another volunteer out of their own pockets.

Dirty no. These parties are on a newer "support forum" making assumptions who should be quiet as they were served with a Cease and Desist which we will be more than happy to provide you with. They were suggested to make these posts. (Screenshot can me made available.)

To solve this transparency issue caused by him, 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.) http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/20-3085295/aps-foundation-america.aspx.

Ms. Pohlman's credentials have been verified.

With that, it should put all of this to rest. We have been legally formed for 13 years and in good standing.

APSFA Page Disclaimers have always stated: The APS Foundation of America, Inc. page is not intended to replace standard doctor-patient visits, physical examination, and medical testing.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc is NOT are medical doctor and never have claimed they are ones. While, they are very well versed in many topics however through reading medical journals, documents, training, life experience and the various careers they have had, they are NOT a medical doctor and never have claimed they are one. This is why the APS Foundation of America, Inc has medical advisors.
Information given to people is only an opinion. All information should be confirmed with your personal doctor.

Always seek the advice of a trained physician in person before seeking any new treatment regarding your medical diagnosis or condition.
Any information received from APS Foundation of America, Inc’s page is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure. This page is for informational purposes only.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

The Founders, Administrator(s), Assistant(s), Helpers, Greeters & Staff of this page are not medical doctors. This page is not intended to replace standard doctor-patient visits, physical examination, and medical testing. Information given to posters are only an opinion. All information should be confirmed with your personal doctor. Always seek the advice of a trained physician in person before seeking any new treatment regarding your medical diagnosis or condition. Any information received from this page is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure. This site is for informational purposes only. Additionally, while this page frequently updates its content, medical information changes rapidly, therefore some information may be out of date.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

If you use the page, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in those areas. The page and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications on the page. If you give your personal information to a host or other member and later threaten to hurt yourself or others we reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities, however, no guarantee is made that someone will contact emergency personnel for you. We are not equipped to handle these types of crisis situations. You should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Have a good day!
We are aware of the Waters' false report filed in April 2017 and that was closed in June 2017. It has been faxed from the WDFI to our attorneys. We have also taken care of Mr Garcia aka Walker legally as well. All these in this thread we encouraged to be posted by a party in a "support" group.

Remember, it is a crime to encourage other to make false claims of fraud to state or federal agencies against people for retaliation / harassment purposes. We are prosecuting false reports to the fullest extent of the law.

The WDFI has gotten a copy of this post.
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A  6th of Nov, 2013 by    -11 Votes
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.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Marian Western The APS Foundation of America, Inc is 100% transparent. We are all volunteer, the board is not paid, travel is on the board member or volunteer. Tina personally pays the rent, internet, phone, and insurance. The website is not old and while waiting for our 501(c)3 it was paid for by Heidi, the forum was paid for another volunteer out of their own pockets.

Dirty no. These parties are on a newer "support forum" making assumptions who should be quiet as they were served with a Cease and Desist which we will be more than happy to provide you with. They were suggested to make these posts. (Screenshot can me made available.)

To solve this transparency issue caused by him, 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.) http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/20-3085295/aps-foundation-america.aspx.

Ms. Pohlman's credentials have been verified.

With that, it should put all of this to rest. We have been legally formed for 13 years and in good standing.

APSFA Page Disclaimers have always stated: The APS Foundation of America, Inc. page is not intended to replace standard doctor-patient visits, physical examination, and medical testing.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc is NOT are medical doctor and never have claimed they are ones. While, they are very well versed in many topics however through reading medical journals, documents, training, life experience and the various careers they have had, they are NOT a medical doctor and never have claimed they are one. This is why the APS Foundation of America, Inc has medical advisors.
Information given to people is only an opinion. All information should be confirmed with your personal doctor.

Always seek the advice of a trained physician in person before seeking any new treatment regarding your medical diagnosis or condition.
Any information received from APS Foundation of America, Inc’s page is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure. This page is for informational purposes only.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

The Founders, Administrator(s), Assistant(s), Helpers, Greeters & Staff of this page are not medical doctors. This page is not intended to replace standard doctor-patient visits, physical examination, and medical testing. Information given to posters are only an opinion. All information should be confirmed with your personal doctor. Always seek the advice of a trained physician in person before seeking any new treatment regarding your medical diagnosis or condition. Any information received from this page is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure. This site is for informational purposes only. Additionally, while this page frequently updates its content, medical information changes rapidly, therefore some information may be out of date.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

If you use the page, you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in those areas. The page and its licensors are not responsible for the consequences of any communications on the page. If you give your personal information to a host or other member and later threaten to hurt yourself or others we reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities, however, no guarantee is made that someone will contact emergency personnel for you. We are not equipped to handle these types of crisis situations. You should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Have a good day!
A  30th of Oct, 2014 by    -11 Votes
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.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Cloie43 To solve this transparency issue caused by you Clorida Sheridan, 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.) http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/20-3085295/aps-foundation-america.aspx.

Ms. Pohlman's credentials have been verified.

We have access to our own medical library. Thank you.
A  12th of Jan, 2015 by    -13 Votes
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
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Hazeleyz89 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.) http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/20-3085295/aps-foundation-america.aspx.
D  6th of Mar, 2015 by    +6 Votes
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.
N  9th of Sep, 2017 by    +5 Votes
@Kim CNSGrrrl Yes, they were removed from the support forum for violating the forums Terms of Service. Nothing more nothing less. To libel someone and the APS Foundation of America for their own behavior needs no explanation and was part of the Cease and Desist referred to as they were encourage to post these in another group.

We have your IPs (form the forum and here) and still can contact law enforcement for each post individually.

Have a good day!
N  7th of Sep, 2017 by    -3 Votes
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/
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Cynthia 10 It is a crime to encourage others to make false claims of fraud to to state agencies against people for retaliatory / harassment purposes. We will prosecute those making false claims.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    -2 Votes
@APS Foundation of America It's not false these people feel that they have been SCAMMED by Tina Pohlman and her APSFA.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Cynthia 10 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'.
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Cynthia 10 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.
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@EdwardP 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.
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@EdwardP She uses a model picture on that Facebook profile.
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@EdwardP Ahh yes and the Saffron mess on the school Facebook page talking to herself. Well documented.
N  18th of Sep, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@Cynthia 10 These were false claims, just like your Sandy and Robert Waters. Post your proof, or it is nothing but libel.
N  18th of Sep, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@Cynthia 10 Funny, Facebook pulled this same post for hate speech.
N  7th of Sep, 2017 by    -12 Votes
Please contact me if you have any information on Tina Pohlman's Scam. Thank you
D  7th of Sep, 2017 by    +4 Votes
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.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +4 Votes
@Quitbeinganass 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.
D  9th of Sep, 2017 by     Best Advice +8 Votes
"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.
N  10th of Sep, 2017 by    -6 Votes
Tina Pohlman seek you need to seek some help because you are very sick and stop harassing the Waters Family.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +4 Votes
@Cynthia 10 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.
N  11th of Sep, 2017 by    +4 Votes
@T.Nguyen 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.

Best of Luck! 💋
N  13th of Sep, 2017 by    +4 Votes
@Cynthia 10 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! 🍷
D  10th of Sep, 2017 by    +5 Votes
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! ✌
N  10th of Sep, 2017 by    +6 Votes
@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.
N  13th of Sep, 2017 by    +3 Votes
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.
N  18th of Sep, 2017 by    +2 Votes
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

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