The Tinder Swindler Instagram account continues to appear to be ran by the man himself – Simon Leviev – who looks to still be replying to fans, at the time of writing.
The Tinder Swindler Is Still Active On Instagram And Replying To Fans
The serial conman, who’s real name is Shimon Hayut, features in Netflix’s new true crime documentary that dropped yesterday (2 February).
The doc tells the incredible story of the women who were conned by the pretend playboy who ended up scamming them and taking millions of pounds from them.
He has spent years travelling around the world on the run from the authorities, having been a fugitive of Israel since 2011, and is wanted for a series of crimes, including forgery and theft.
@simon_leviev_official, appears to still be active and now, there are reports he is still replying to fans. The Netflix show suggests it does still belong to Hayut and he uses it to splash his cash.
As reported by The Tab, he has already gained 25,000 followers since the show came out and now boasts a grand total of 137,000 Instagram followers. Right now, the account keeps switching from private to public and it only follows one account.
The account is full of photos flexing his lavish lifestyle – from private jets to designer clothes and expensive cars with more recent pictures being swamped with comments.
Shortly before it went back to private, comments became limited and those about the documentary were reportedly removed.
Where Is Simon Leviev Now?
The subject of Netflix’s latest scandal-based documentary has never been charged with the crimes recounted in the shocking film.
On their first date, back in January 2018, Simon Leviev took Cecilie Fjellhøy on a private plane from London to Bulgaria just for a night. They had met on Tinder, and after a coffee date at his hotel, he’d expressed regret that he had to leave for a business trip…but maybe she’d like to join him?
She googled her date—he was the son of the “king of diamonds” Lev Leviev, a famed Russian-Israeli diamond oligarch. She quickly went home and packed a bag while his driver waited. It was the beginning of a whirlwind relationship that would ultimately leave her heartbroken, deceived, and more than $200,000 in debt.
Netflix’s latest true crime documentary The Tinder Swindler allows Cecilie, along with Pernilla Sjöholm and Ayleen Charlotte—just three of the many victims of Simon Leviev—to tell their stories.
What about his life?
Born Shimon Hayut in Bnei Brak, a city just east of Tel Aviv, Simon Leviev did change his name, but in fact had no relation to the Israeli diamond tycoon family whatsoever. He initially fled Israel in 2011 to avoid going to trial for fraud-related crimes he’d committed in his early 20s and headed to Finland, where he began running the scheme now outlined in Netflix’s new documentary.
In 2015, he served 2 years in Finnish prison after swindling three women, and upon his 2017 release, he went back to Israel. Before he could be arrested, he escaped again, heading back to Europe, where The Tinder Swindler picks up with Cecilie’s story.
The tinder swindler documentary subject cecilie fjellhØy in the tinder swindler courtesy of netflix Cecilie Fjellhøy recounts her experience dating the con man in Netflix’s new doc.
Who is Simon Leviev’s current girlfriend?
THE Tinder Swindler has reportedly found love – despite scamming a series of women from the app out of some serious cash. Simon Leviev spent just five months in prison for his wicked scheme, which saw his victims hand over hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Who is Simon Leviev’s current girlfriend?
Leviev is understood to be dating an Israeli model. Rumours suggest her name is Polina, but there are no photos of her on his Instagram.
It is also not known how long they have been a couple, or how soon they got together after he was released from prison in 2020.
She could well be keeping a low profile following the release of Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler, which uncovers her boyfriend’s scheme.
Who are Simon Leviev’s victims?
Three of his victims bravely shared their stories for the almost two-hour film after they were unfortunate enough to swipe right on Leviev on Tinder.
He then conned them out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. He claimed to be the “prince of diamonds” and a billionaire heir to the fortune of an Israeli magnate – but he turned out to be anything but.
Leviev convinced his dates to fork out for everything from flights to making international bank transfers and always promised to pay them back.
But if they were given something in return, it was dodgy cheques which would bounce or fake designer watches that were almost worthless. He was finally caught out, though for unrelated crimes, and was thrown behind bars for 15 months.
However, following good behaviour, he was freed after just five. His victims who have spoken publicly include:
- Cecilie Fjellhøy
- Pernilla Sjöholm
- Ayleen Charlotte
- Ayleen helped police to track the conman down after he was accused of fraud.
He was eventually extradited to Israel after attempting to board a flight using a fake passport.
After fleeing Israel in 2011 for crimes related to fraud in his early 20s, he moved to Finland where he started the scheme in Netflix’s Tinder Swindler documentary. … In 2015 he served two years in a Finnish prison and after his release in 2017, he went back to Israel.
Swipe right to choose the latest Netflix true crime documentary, “The Tinder Swindler,” about Israeli con man Shimon Hayut, who deceived and exploited women he met on the dating app.