"Tinder Swindler" Shimon Hayut (aka Simon Leviev) finally knows how his victims felt, because he just got swindled for a few thousand dollars on Instagram. According to TMZ, two people reached out to Simon on Thursday pretending to be Meta employees. The couple told Simon they could get him verified on Instagram for a small payment -- $6,664 to be exact. The couple Facetimed with Simon and even made it look like they were in a “Meta” office space. Simon sent the payment over PayPal and, of course, nothing happened. The couple had successfully swindled him. They took a note from his book and ghosted him, completely. It wasn’t until Simon’s manager looked into it later that he realized what happened.
And it gets even better ... Simon is also facing a criminal court complaint from diamond magnate Lev Leviev and his family – whom he was impersonating on Tinder when he duped those women into sending him money. The real Leviev and his family are suing for millions.
- He should be good for it since he took so much money from those girls on Tinder.
- Not to make light of someone’s bad day, but this is the best news we've heard today. Karma always gets them.
- Simon did end up getting verified on Instagram through legit means, but we don’t think he’ll be getting his money back.