Con artist Shimon Hayut, aka Simon Leviev, is the scammer-king du jour thanks to the Netflix documentary, The Tinder Swindler. Simon convinced women he met on Tinder that he was a billionaire’s son, and eventually grifted them out of thousands of dollars. He allegedly scammed $10 million from his victims before his 2019 arrest. He spent 5 months in an Israeli prison and is still wanted in several European countries for fraud. But technically he’s living as a free man in his native Israel.
Since the doc came out, Simon’s been permanently banned from a bunch of dating apps. Oh no! His livelihood! But don’t worry, he has a backup plan… Hollywood, baybay! TMZ says Simon has signed with a talent manager and wants to write a book, host a podcast, and star on a dating show. The prize for the lucky contestant who wins Simon’s heart? Crippling lifelong debt.
Dating do: do give me all your money because I have many enemies. Dating don’t: don’t believe that Netflix documentary, the media is controlled by my many enemies. Yep, according to TMZ’s sources, Simon insists The Tinder Swindler has him “all wrong.” Um… how, exactly? “I stole billions, not millions…”
My first thought was: who the FUCK would buy any of Simon’s bullshit after seeing that doc? Then I remembered that there are people who fall in love with death row serial killers, so maybe he has a shot. But please, America, don’t pull a Ted Bundy and try to convince me that Simon is actually sexy. Dude has the charisma of a corpse.