The haunting final words of the 'Tinder Swindler' as he deletes his social media accounts

scandal 08/02/2022

If you're anything like us, as soon as you finished watching the 'Tinder Swindler' documentary on Netflix you headed straight to Instagram to find Simon Leviev AKA Shimon Yehuda Hayut.

Couldn't find him? Here's why.

After the release of the documentary, which exposes him for using Tinder to scam women out of thousands of dollars, he deleted his Instagram.

Although Shimon, who is currently a free man, had a few things to say before his departure from social media. 

He thanked some followers for their 'support' before adding

I will share my side of the story in the next few days when I have sorted out the best and most respectful way to tell it, both to the involved parties and myself. Until then, please keep an open mind and heart

We'd love to hear what he has to say about 'his side' of the story...

3 of his victims spoke out in the documentary, sharing their strikingly similar stories about how he impressed them with his lavish lifestyle, extravagant dinners and private jets.

Cecilie Fjellhoy was in a relationship with Hayut and gave him around $300,000 NZD in savings and bank loans; Pernilla Sjoholm, who became a friend of Hayut's - and is still paying off the debts accrued during their friendship - and Ayleen Charlotte, who had been with Hayut for 14 months when she read a newspaper article which revealed his true identity. 

In June 2019, he was arrested in Greece for using a false passport. Hayut, previously served a two-year sentence for conning three women in 2015, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $65,000 NZD  in December 2019, but was released after five months.

It is believed that globally, he conned women out of roughly $15 million NZD.