This website is about justice and equity, and so today it’s about the Tinder Swindler. It’s only fair that I give equal time to a male who’s similar to fraudster Anna Sorokin whom I’ve blogged about here and elsewhere.
I have less info about the the Tinder Swindler —Netflix’s name for him— than I did about Sorokin, so I promise to add second blog soon about another male who preys financially on women, the Casanova Scammer.
And in order not to discriminate visually as well, I’ll post a number of photos of these males (and a video below) since I’ve posted so many images of Sorokin in my recent blogs.
The Tinder Swindler.
According to Netflix’ documentary, “The Tinder Swindler,” a man calling himself Simon Leviev managed to convince various Tinder dates to fork over money for flights on private jets and for loans via international bank transfers.
He always promised to pay his “marks” back. When things got tense with women, he often bullied them.But if they did get paid back, it was with sketchy checks which would bounce or fake designer watches that were almost worthless.
Leviev was finally caught, though for unrelated crimes, and was thrown in jail for 15 months.However, because of good behavior, he was freed after just 5 months.
The fraudster’s victims who have spoken publicly include:
We’ll see how Leviev bullied some of them here and in the video below.
Who is Simon Leviev?
- Simon Leviev is the false identity of Shimon Hayut, born in Bnei Brak, Israel.
- Hayut duped women into thinking he was the jet setter son of well-off Israeli businessman Lev Leviev, the “King of Diamonds,” despite having no connection to the Leviev family at all.
- Via the dating app, Hayut scammed victims across Europe living a posh upscale lifestyle from money he’d stolen from women.
- Authorities in Israel, Sweden, England, Germany, Denmark and Norway soon began looking for Hayut, but not for theft.
- It was a fake passport which had him extradited to Israel in July 2019, and he was finally convicted of theft, fraud and forgery.
Where is Simon Leviev now?
Authorities in Finland and Israel found Simon Leviev, or rather Shimon Hayut, guilty of several counts of theft, fraud and forgery, and sentenced him to 15 months in prison.
He was later freed after just five months on good behavior, and is now a 31-year-old free man in Israel.
He still tries to live the luxe-life, selling memorabilia and business tips while continuing to pursue his passion for fancy cars and trips on private jets.
Some of these words and pictures about Leviev were shared in an article by focusing on the height of his pre-prison fraudulent life. Leviev posted many of these photos on Instagram.