This post is an attempt to archive and sort out the whole LillyAnn mess, which began when a popular member of Plurk began taking up collections for medical emergencies that were misrepresented. Subsequent investigations of her activities turned up many inconsistencies, lies, and a whole lot of plagiarism. The archived Plurk thread is here.
on July 10, LillyAnn’s daughter posted on Plurk
that her mom had been taken to the hospital, and needed money for
dialysis. A subsequent Plurk in which confusing information was
offered, has been deleted. This plurk
has accumulated around 1,000 responses including extensive discussion
as to the validity of the claims being made. The daughter has not
responded to this plurk since last night but has posted elsewhere on Plurk today.
Initial requests for assistance referred to the paypal account
here, which is also linked from the ‘Newsletter re: Health Problems’
linked below, which had been used in previous requests for assistance.
daughter has stated that she is not allowed on social media, but has
navigated the social web with some skill, posting requests for
assistance on Twtter, Plurk, and (stating she had assistance), set up a ChipIn.com page which has, at this writing, collected $297.50. DaveJazzHands Stumbled and Dugg
this ChipIn page and stated in his Stumble review that “For those
desiring more information or creditials, please visit <<
http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/lilly_calandrello.html >> or
<< http://www.linkedin.com/in/lillycalandrello >>.
Additionally, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist.”
It should be noted that he has reportedly responded to inquiries he is
“not comfortable” giving out details such as which hospital Lilly is
UPDATE: i’ve tucked away yesterday’s list in the “read more” area, and will briefly attempt to summarize the latest developments here. If you’ve not been following the LillyAnn Plurk story, this will make zero sense to you.
@RohanPinto stated that he phoned Lilly’s house, that a girl named Heather answered, and did not know of a Gabrielle.
@CeeDubb confronted @RohanPinto about something that LillyAnn had told him, that she had provided phone counseling services to RohanPinto, and that his e-check had bounced. @RohanPinto then provided screen caps of PayPal transactions.
contacted the local authorities in Hammond, IN, to check on the welfare
of Lilly. They confirmed she has received dialysis and is staying with
@Talespinner stated that he was one of the first to donate and sent $100 through PayPal.
ChipIn.com collected $357.50 on her behalf.
If my search had not turned up extravagant and sometimes conflicting claims of education, credentials, and life circumstances, I’d never have given this a second thought.
On the Plurk page, people continue to discover inconsistencies that suggest that the person creating all the pages with LillyAnn’s information on them, has been taking content from elsewhere and presenting it as his/her own.
this is where the investigation began, in an attempt to gather background on LillyAnn after people had been donating money to help her out with what appeared to be very suspicious claims of financial need, especially since in discussions on Google groups she has stated that she earns some $5K per month in her online activities.
disclaimer: i neither believe
nor disbelieve anything about the following situation. i have just
gathered some facts and feel there is a need to share them. this is a
work in progress, i have just the notes i took last night, and want to
do further digging and i will cite all my sources.
here are the claimed qualifications, degrees, and certifications:
University of Texas, Austin MS Degree Psychology / Clinical Social Work
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, MA
*Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)- Doctoral Studies in Cognitive Psychology
Bachelors Degree Psychology / Business Administration Purdue University, Calumet
4 years of study @ Lily Dale Assembly, NY
6 years of Study @ The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
Certification in Coaching Emotional Intelligence
MScD (Metaphysical Science Doctorate)
Certified Professional Behavior Analyst (CPBA)
*Traumatology Ph.D @ Florida State University Traumatology Institute (specializing in: Energy Psychology in Disaster Relief)
Certified Medium and ATP® (Angel Therapy Practitioner)
Certified Medical Hypnotherapist
providing emotional and medical hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique
Usui Reiki Master/Teacher
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Graduated Cum Laude
Vice President of Golden Key National Honor Society
Successfully completed courses computer science, web graphic design,
creative and professional writing, English, Journalism and business
Web Developer, Hammond, IN [source] note: source is google cache, since search result leads to a sort of error page
Career Development Coach (MBA), Hammond, IN [source]
a Your True Nature Productions website –
the company is listed as an LLC, but i can’t find any business listing:
“Lilly is a catalyst for clarity and Owner of Your True Nature
Productions, LLC., Whispy.com®, and Luminous Solutions.”
Newsletter re: health problems. please note i fully believe she is ill. But she’s got a lot of ecommerce going on.
Article on seahorse keeping, with pics of her aquarium. (this turned out to be plagiarized)
Plurk where she shares she has bought a pair of Pinto seahorses. Price of pinto seahorses: $950.