Shimon Hayut pretended to be a wealthy heir to an Israeli diamond business. This has brought a lawsuit against the scammer known as the “Tinder Scammer”.
In the Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” released in early February, fraudster Shimon Hayut repeatedly pretends to be a member of the wealthy Israeli Leviev family. He has officially changed his name to Simon Leviev to indicate that he is the son of “Diamond King” Lev Leviev and has claimed to work for the family business LLD Diamonds.
The Leviev family has sued the fraud against millions, how “Page Six” mentioned. “For a long time he (Simon) posed as Leviev’s son and obtained many advantages (including material ones), cleverly and using false words, claiming that he was a member of the Leviev family and that his family would pay for him and bear the benefits,” the lawsuit states.
money for victims
They first heard about Simon Leviev in 2017, says Chagit Leviev, CEO of Leviev Group USA and Levi’s real daughter. Diamond dealers reported that Simon wrote checks for $350,000 on behalf of LLD Diamonds. “Then another company called us and said we owed them $600,000 for the private jets. They sent me a photo of his passport; it was Shimon Hayut.
Then the police in Israel were called, but Simon “moved through so many different countries that it was difficult to track him down.”
Leviev’s family announced that it would donate any proceeds from the proceedings to the victims of his “fraudulent activities”.
The 31-year-old spent two and a half years in a Finnish prison after being found guilty of cheating on three women. He was then sentenced to 15 months in an Israeli prison on four counts of fraud, but was released after five months. The “Tinder scammer” is now a free man.
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