2 February 2022, 17:37 | Updated: February 2, 2022, 17:47
The Tinder Swindler is the latest true crime documentary to take Netflix by storm. Find out about the central figure Simon Leviev and where he is now.
tinder scammer is the latest Netflix documentary that is causing a stir.
The documentary tells the story of Simon Hayut, who changed his name Simon Leviev and used the dating app to scam millions of women.
The film describes the path of destruction he left behind, who Simon Leviev is, where he is now, and what happens to the victims he left behind.
More about Netflix tinder scammer below.
How can I see the Tinder scammer?
Tinder Swindler is available to stream on Netflix starting Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
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What is the Tinder scammer about?
A Netflix synopsis reads: “From the production team of Don’t F**ck With Cats, modern love is a dangerous game in the world of online dating, and all that glitters is not gold. Notoriously known as The Tinder Swindler, he has seduced and swindled young women by the millions and is a fugitive from justice in several countries. One hit could change your life. This is the latest fairy tale that has turned into a nightmare. Follow three women who decided it was time for revenge.
Who is Simon Leviev?
Simon Leviev was born Shimon Hayut in a city called Bnei Brak, just east of Tel Aviv in Israel. He changed his name to Leviev to pretend to be related to the Israeli diamond tycoon. Lev Leviev. After fleeing Israel in 2011 for fraud-related crimes in his early 20s, he moved to Finland, where he started the scheme in the Netflix documentary Tinder Swindler.
The plan was to meet women on Tinder, convince them that he was a rich heir, and start long-distance relationships with them before convincing them that his life was in danger and he needed money.
In 2015, he served two years in a Finnish prison, and after his release in 2017, he returned to Israel. Before he could be arrested, he escaped and returned to Europe, where he began patterning on him again.
In July 2019, he was captured in Greece using a false passport and extradited to Israel. He denied all the charges against him, but in December 2019 he was convicted of theft, fraud, and forgery of documents. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, but served only 5 months in actual prison after being released for good behavior.
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Where is Twinder Swindler now?
Simon Leviev, he is, according to Esquire, now 31 years old and living in Israel as a free man. The outlet adds that his Instagram account “is currently private, even though it has almost 100,000 followers.”
The Times of Israel reports that Leviev took an estimated $10 million from his victims between 2017 and 2019.
What happened to Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm or Ayleen Charlotte?
The central women of The Tinder Swindler are still paying their dues as a result of Leviev’s deception. Until now, he has not been accused of any crime against them or any that has occurred outside of his country of origin.
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