Who is Simon Leviev in 'The Tinder Swindler'
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The Tinder Swindler: Who is the con man, and where is Simon Leviev now?

Last Updated on February 3, 2022 by Amrit Chatterjee

Netflix just released ‘The Tinder Swindler‘ as the newest addition to its crime documentaries, and it has already become a huge obsession. The documentary revolves around a fraudster using Tinder to woo women and scam them out of their money, and fans wonder where is Simon Leviev now?

The crime documentary is eye-opening, and it shows us the risk of living our lives in the online world and how it’s easy to pretend someone to get close and then pull the rug from under their feet.

Netflix teased ‘The Tinder Swindler’ as: “You’ll never ‘swipe right’ the same again after watching this new film [which] tells the jaw-dropping story of a prolific conman who posed as a billionaire playboy on Tinder, and the women who set out to bring him down.”

The conman in the picture is Shimon Hayut, who pretended to be a wealthy billionaire CEO and son of the Diamon King of LLD ‘Lev Leviev.’ Under the name of Simon Leviev, he used the popular dating app Tinder to scam other women.

We have covered in detail the ending of The Tinder Swindler and how Simon Leviev used the Ponzi Scheme to trick his victims, as well as how one of them played his card back on him in a separate post. 

Who is Simon Leviev in ‘The Tinder Swindler’?

Who is Simon Leviev in 'The Tinder Swindler'
Simon Leviev

Simon Leviev is a fake name and the actual man is (Shimon Yehuda Hayut). Shimon is an Israeli conman who used Tinder to fraud his victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

He has been scamming people ever since his teens. He was suspected of several crimes and was supposed to appear in court for trials. However, she changed his name to Simon and fled the country with a fake passport.

On Tinder, he pretended to be the son of Lev Leviev (King of Diamond) and trapped other women by enticing them with his extravagant and flamboyant lifestyle before scamming them.

The Tinder Swindler: Where is Simon Leviev now?

The Tinder Swindler Where is Simon Leviev now
The Tinder Swindler: Simon Leviev (via Netflix)

In the documentary, Simon was caught by Interpol and was deported to Israel. As per the Tims of Israel, Simon was sentenced to 15 months in prison. However, he was released earlier for good behaviour, commonly practised in Israel.

After his release, Simon started his own website, and he provides business consultation for a fee. He still lives the same lifestyle and has an Instagram account with over 90K followers to boast.

He was ordered to pay around £35,000 to his victims in addition to a fine of approximately £4,600. 

In 2020, he was again in the spotlight as he pretended to be a paramedic to have the Covid-19 vaccine earlier.

Tinder’s official statement read, “We have conducted internal investigations and can confirm Simon Leviev is no longer active on Tinder under any of his known aliases.”