Simon Leviev has made headlines for all the wrong reasons as he is infamously known as the Tinder Swindler. He managed to steal a ridiculous amount of money from women before he was finally caught. It seems Tinder has now deployed new background checks as well.
As reported earlier, Simon Leviev was banned from basically all other dating apps including OkCupid, Hinge, PlentyofFish, OurTime, Meetic, Pairs, and Match. Victims of his swindling are seeking $800k from their GoFundMe as well.
Not only that, Simon Leviev himself was recently scammed of $6K as well. According to TMZ, Tinder deploying background checks has nothing to do with Leviev.
The dating app revealed that it will require new background checks for users, but the program has been in the works for some time. A spokesperson for Match Group stated that the criminal background check feature was something users have requested for a long time now.
It was added that Tinder partnered up with non-profit organization Garbo back in 2020 to create a system that is accessible to all users. The partnership began long before the documentary on the Tinder Swindler.
The process brings up offenses that are relevant to safety, including financial crimes. This is said to be a solid way for women to get to know more about their matches. They added that someone like Simon Leviev would be flagged immediately. It remains to be seen how effective this new program will end up becoming.
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