Inside lavish life of ‘Tinder Swindler’ Simon Leviev who conned women to fund supercars & jets he flaunted on Instagram

Inside lavish life of ‘Tinder Swindler’ Simon Leviev who conned women to fund supercars & jets he flaunted on Instagram

February 3, 2022

TINDER Swindler Simon Leviev flaunts his billionaire jet set lifestyle on Instagram – splurging money he conned from his lonelyheart victims.

Boastful photos show the romeo conman, 31, driving a Lamborghini, lounging in a private jet and sunning himself on the deck a yacht.

The bogus diamond trader is also seen posing in head-to-toe designer clothes in his shameless social media posts.

He has even reportedly found a new girlfriend, an Israeli model called Polina, despite being wanted across Europe for a string of frauds.

Amazingly, he is still posting online after being freed from a jail sentence in Israel for earlier crimes.

Leviev's cruel dating scam has been turned into a hit Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler.

Three of his victims bravely shared their stories for the show, telling how they were unfortunate enough to swipe right on Leviev and fell for his lies.

His Tinder profile claimed he was a diamond merchant who travelled the globe, but it was all fantasy.

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The money he lavished on dates with his victims- including chauffeur-driven cars and trips on private jets – was all conned from other women.

Once he had victims under his spell, the documentary claims, he would pretend he was in danger, or that powerful enemies had frozen his bank accounts.

Victims sent him their savings or took out out huge credit card loans to get him out of trouble.

In all he is said to have swindled £7.4million from a string of women.

He was born Shimon Hayut but changed him name to Simon Leviev and styled himself The Prince of Diamonds.

Victims believed he was the son of Russian-Israeli gem tycoon Lev Leviev, dubbed The King of Diamonds, but in fact they are not related.

One victim, Cecilie Fjellhøy said she ended up in a psychiatric ward after he conned her out of £185,000 in a matter of weeks.

She said she thought about crashing her car into a lorry, saying: “I felt like my life was over and I didn’t want to go on.”

Cecilie, from Norway, was a masters student in London when she matched with Leviev in January 2018.

He met her for coffee at a posh hotel, accompanied by a burly bodyguard.

She recalls: “Simon has an aura about him, a real confidence,” she recalls.

“I had no reason not to believe him.” 

Mounting debts

After coffee he whisked her off for one night in Bulgaria by private jet, reeling her in with fake stories about being tortured in South Africa.

“He knew exactly what I needed at that point in my life," Cecilie said.

''I had just moved to London, I didn’t have a big friendship circle and he gave me the attention I needed.”

After a whirlwind romance came the payback when he convinced her to open a credit account in her name, claiming the diamond business was "dangerous" and his own accounts were being traced by enemies.

“I was in a constant state of worry,” she says.

“People say I was stupid, but I truly believed he was in danger.”

She also took out a loan of £18,500 loan at his request and flew to the Netherlands to give him the cash.

Just 13 weeks after their first date, Cecilie had racked up £185,000 debt which Leviev had spent on hotels, fine dining and first-class travel.

Another victim, Swedish business owner Pernilla Sjöholm, had just split from her fiance when she fell for the fraudster.

She parted with significant amounts of cash, and only found out when she was contacted by journalists investigating him.

He later threatened her, saying: "If you double cross me, you will pay for the rest of your life."

She responded: "I am paying for it."

A third woman, Ayleen Charlotte, said she learned from a newspaper article that her boyfriend of 14 months was scamming women all over Europe.

She turned the tables, pretending to support him while trying to recoup some of the money she had lost.

She suggested Leviev let her sell some of his designer clothes for a quick cash fix and quickly earned thousands of pounds.

Ayleen helped police track him down to Greece, where he was arrested trying to board a flight using a fake passport.

He was eventually extradited to Israel where he was given a 15 month sentence for crimes committed a decade ago.

It emerged he had also served two years in jail in Finland for similar dating frauds.

Interpol are reportedly ready to arrest him if he ever steps foot outside hi home country.

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