Dating has always been a bit of a nightmare. And with Tinder Swindlers riddling the world of dating apps, it’s never been more difficult! But in addition to men who claim that their enemies are after them and need to use your Amex card, there’s your classic date who thinks they’re too good for you. This was the case for Tinder user Jess who was told in no uncertain terms that she wasn’t attractive enough to date. And we all thought that chivalry was dead!
As everybody already knows, the conman extraordinaire we all know as Simon Leviev, is the subject of the Netflix documentary, The Tinder Swindler, because he’s been accused of using Tinder to scam women into thinking he’s an ultra-rich diamond heir, only to grift them out of money. However, Simon has a surprise in store for us (I already have credit card debt, so it can’t be that): he’s NOT the Tinder Swindler. What a twist! Well, technically he’s not the Tinder Swindler anymore since he’s been kicked off of Tinder and every other dating app. But the evidence of his innocence is…. because he says so…? Ok, so it’s not really a twist. He’s going to have to brush up on his lying game if he plans to continue scamming ladies ’round the world!
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.
Come and hear the tale of one Simon Leviev who went to prison for swindling women of their money after meeting them on Tinder. But fear not, he’s no longer allowed on most dating apps, so now you only need to worry about getting swindled by bots out to sell your information. Phewf!