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Simon Leviev

Intro to Simon Leviev

Simon Leviev, an Israeli fraudster accused of theft, forgery, and fraud, was born on September 27, 1990. According to The Times of Israel, he allegedly used a Ponzi scheme to defraud an estimated $10 million from victims across Europe from 2017 to 2019. After the publishing of an article titled The Tinder Swindler in 2019, the storey of his criminal conduct gained traction. In Finland, he was condemned to two years in jail in 2015, while in Israel, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2019. He is still wanted for fraud in multiple countries as of 2019.

Personal Information

Real NameShimon Yehuda Hayut
Height5’ 8” Inches
Weight72 Kg
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Date of Birth27 September 1990
Age (as of 2021)31 Years
BirthplaceBnei Brak, Israel
SchoolPrivate High School
Educational QualificationNot Known
Known ForThe Tinder Swindler
Simon Leviev

Family and Relationship

FatherLev Leviev
MotherNot Knowm
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
GirlfriendNot Known

Simon Leviev is claimed to be the son of a diamond billionaire who has at least 8-9 children, according to reports or the explanation of the Time of Israel.

Arrests and Criminal Activities

  • He relocated to Brooklyn, New York, with his family’s friends when he was 15, and they later accused him of misusing their credit card.
  • Leviev has been doing small crimes like check fraud since he was a youngster, according to Felicity Morris’ interviews.
  • Hayut was arrested in 2011 and charged with theft, forgery, and fraud after cashing stolen cheques. He allegedly took a family’s chequebook while babysitting their child and another’s while working as a handyman at their house, according to reports.
  • Simon was caught, arrested, and bailed on a $3,000 bail (10,000 shekels).
  • He was caught and sentenced to three years in jail in Finland in 2015 for scamming multiple women.
  • Two counterfeit Israeli passports, three forged Israeli driver’s licences, two forged Israeli flying permits, and five fraudulent American Express credit cards were discovered in his possession.
  • Simon Leviev, defrauded women he met through the dating app of over $10 million between 2017 and 2019.
  • Interpol caught him in Greece in 2019 after he used a forged passport. He was in prison for 15 months in Israel later that year, but was freed five months later due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Netflix produced the video documentary “The Tinder Swindler” in 2022, which tells his story through the eyes of several of his victims.
Simon Leviev

Exciting Facts About Simon Leviev

  • Hayut is wanted by Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom for various fraud and forgery offences.
  • He was arrested in 2017, but due to excellent behaviour, he only served five months in prison.
  • According to The Times of Israel, he pretended to be a medical professional in 2020 in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccination ahead of schedule.
  • He enrolled at a flying school in 2010.
  • Simon’s social media and tinder accounts have been deactivated.
  • He eventually changed his legal name from Shimon Hayut to Simon Leviev, claiming to be connected to Israeli millionaire Lev Avnerovich Leviev, also known as “The King of Diamonds.”
  • According to The Washington Post, Tinder removed Simon Leviev from their app after the documentary’s release. Other Match Group Inc apps, such as, Plenty of Fish, and OkCupid, have also blacklisted him.
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His net worth is between $4 million and $6 million.

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