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Tinder Swindler, ‘Simon Leviev’ banned from dating App

The con man investigated in Netflix’s new documentary “The TinderSwindler” has been banned from the dating app.

Shimon Hayut also known as Simon Levie allegedly met women on Tinder before swindling them for millions of dollars after catfishing them into believing his name was “Simon Leviev” and that he was the son of Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev.

Tinder said in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday, “We have conducted internal investigations and can confirm Simon Leviev is no longer active on Tinder under any of his known aliases”.

Hayut spent five months of a 15-month sentence in an Israeli prison in 2019. He allegedly conned women into handing over cash and credit cards by telling them that his life was in danger.

Netflix is in talks with producers about adapting the documentary as a feature film.

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