Anyone who’s watched Netflix’s Tinder Hustler was certainly impressed by the outcome of the story, which looks like the plot of a fictional movie, however, that took place in real life. Simon Leviev’s hand is behind the trap set on women. Piggybacking on the success of the filmmaking, he has decided that he wants to put together a program on the Internet to teach people not to cheat.
Not ambitious, Leviev closed a deal with a famous Hollywood agent, Gina Rodriguez. He specializes in revealing big names in the star reality universe. In the television show, he intends to tell some of his stories unknown to the public, but also to guide those wishing to protect themselves from cyber scammers.
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Simon Leviev became famous around the world after his fraud was exposed in a Netflix documentary released in 2022reproduction / Instagram
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Israeli Semyon Hayut as Russian oligarch Simon Leviev seduces women into taking money from victims. He was born in Tel Aviv in 1990 and comes from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family.Playback / Instagram
Leviev’s first run-in with Law came in 2011. At the time, aged 21, he was charged with fraud, in which he stole checks from people he worked for.reproduction / Instagram
However, before being arrested in Israeli territory, he managed to escape and went to Europe. In Israel, he was sentenced to 15 months in prison in absentia.reproduction / Instagram
There was no trace of her activities for four years, until 2015 she was apprehended in Finland for the offense of fraud, with three women reporting to her. There he was sentenced to three years in prison.Reproduction
In 2017, Simeon returned to Israel, where he legally changed his name to Simon Leviev, with whom he became known internationally. reproduction / Instagram
Back abroad, he started contacting women on Tinder allegedly asking for money to finance his luxuries and extravagant life. On the app, he introduced himself as Simon Leviev, the son of a famous millionaire who made his fortune selling diamonds. reproduction / Instagram
According to what the three scam victims told, shortly after meeting them on a dating app and starting a relationship — not always a love one — Leviev began asking for money because he might be facing “security” problems. .reproduction / Instagram
The women, for various reasons, lent considerable sums of money with the promise that he would return them as soon as he was able to control the threats.reproduction / Instagram
According to the victims, after getting the money, he disappeared leaving the women in debt. reproduction / Instagram
After the matter surfaced in the media, he tried to flee to Greece, but was captured and extradited to Israel, where he was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined about $50,000 to compensate the victims. Gone.Getty Images
In an interview with the local press, Leviev has always denied guilt. After spending five months in jail, he was released due to policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.reproduction / Instagram
Leviev closed the account on Instagram, where he still left a final message: “I’ll share my version of the story over the next few days, when I’ve decided what’s the best and most respectful way to tell it, both Involved for the sides and for me.” reproduction / Instagram
Cyber security company PSF estimates that more than 150 million Brazilians have fallen into the Internet. The survey was published in October. In the United States, fraud perpetrated by scammers like Leviev went for around $547 million, equivalent to US$2.8 billion, according to the US Trade Commission.
Attracted via Tinder, victims betrayed by Simon Leviev continued to pay off debt. He stole approximately US$10 million, which is equivalent to R$51.3 million. The crook pretended to be the prince of diamonds, the son of a gem merchant. Scammers’ schemes don’t just involve a TV show. He has profited from selling videos for men to improve their profile on dating apps.
The strategy, shared by Leviev, is aimed at attracting more women. The cost of each video is US$198, which is more than R$1 thousand. In one recording, Badass details how to improve a Tinder account: “I saw your profile on Tinder, ok my friend, you need to change your pictures. I think you can do better out there guys, put some pictures of animals, girls love it. be yourself.”
If you haven’t seen the documentary, watch the trailer for The Tinder Scam. Claudia Meirels Column Pressed the play and recommended production.