According to the Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” the family of an Israeli diamond billionaire is suing Simon Leviev for allegedly defrauding multiple women he met on the dating app of millions of dollars while pretending to be a member of his family.
What is The Tinder Swindler Documentary about?
The Tinder Swindler, a true-crime documentary from Netflix, startled viewers, but the case is far from over.
A man named Shimon Hayut allegedly pretended to be the son of a diamond tycoon on the famous dating app Tinder, pretending to be Simon Leviev, the son of Simon Leviev.
An estimated $10 million was stolen from people around the world by him using a fictitious persona to attract ladies and get them to lend him money.
Isn’t the fact that he committed all of these atrocities the most startling of them all? In the meantime, the women he defrauded are still struggling to pay back the money he took from them.
How Shimon Hayut Scammed Women?
It is Shimon Hayut, an Israeli fraudster who posed as a wealthy Russian millionaire named Simon Leviev on Tinder and managed to swindle his dates out of large sums of cash.
During his two-year journey through Europe, Hayut pretended to be the son of diamond tycoon Lev Leviev and used Tinder to hook up with women in order to con them out of money. After fleeing to Israel, he was never brought to justice for his fraud-related crimes.
Before asking for loan money in nations like Finland and Sweden with expensive gifts and private jet trips he originally wooed his dates in those countries with expensive gifts and nice hotel stays. He then asked for loan money after saying he was worried about security.
However, he only served five months of the 15-month sentence he was given for fraud in December 2019, and he must pay $43,289 in damages.
When Simon Leviev Left Tinder?
When the documentary came out, Leviev was still on Tinder. However, Tinder has subsequently removed him from the service.
Tinder confirmed to Variety that “We have conducted internal investigations and can confirm Simon Leviev is no longer active on Tinder under any of his known aliases,”.
Most Watched Documentary on Netflix
Tinder scammer Simon Leviev duped several women out of a large sum by pretending to be a potential suitor on the app.
The Tinder Swindler, Netflix’s most-watched documentary to date, is the result of his deeds.
The feature documentary from Raw TV, AGC Television, and Gaspin Media, the producers of The Imposter and Don’t F*ck with Cats, topped Netflix’s list with 166 million hours seen in its first 28 days, according to Netflix’s financial data.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Simon live now?
In Israel, Simon is currently residing.
How did Simon become wealthy again?
The Tinder Swindler, a.k.a. Simon Leviev, has admitted that he amassed his fortune with bitcoin.
What became of Tinder Swindler?
He was convicted of scamming women again in Finland in 2017 but fled to Israel. In 2019, after pleading guilty to fraud charges, he was sentenced to jail in Israel and remained there Despite being given a 15-month prison sentence, he was allowed to leave prison after only serving 5 months of it.
The Tinder Swinder: Trailer
There was a trailer for The Tinder Swindler released on Netflix in January, teasing interviews with some of the women Hayut had conned out of sums as high as $20,000, $30,000, and even $140,000 in one instance.