Simon Leviev has established himself as one of the world’s most notorious con men. Leviev, also known as the “Tinder Swindler,” devised an elaborate scam to deceive women using dating apps into thinking he was a wealthy heir. However, he may finally pay for his misdeeds.
Simon, who lived the lavish lifestyle while falsely claiming to be a member of an Israeli diamond family, tricking women into taking out loans and giving him thousands, is due in court in Israel next week as part of a lawsuit brought against him by the real-life Leviev family.
Chagit Leviev, CEO of Leviev Group USA and the daughter of Israeli Russian diamond tycoon Lev Leviev, exclusively told Page Six, “We have suffered from the ‘Tinder Swindler’ for years.”
“We knew he was defrauding companies and other women that reached out. We tried so hard to make him stop and fight him and report him to police.”
The popular Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler” was about Simon. “Once I saw the show coming out, I saw it’s game over for him,” Chagit said.
“You can no longer pretend who you are, you can no longer manipulate and lie to women. You’re busted. Everyone saw you. In his head he owned this company which is very sick and very crazy.”
Simon has requested to not appear in court, but it is unknown what he expects to plead. Chagit told Page Six that “he doesn’t want to face the public humiliation he is about to face.” But she has faith that justice will be served. “I have no doubt this is going to go to a good place very soon,” she said.
According to the lawsuit, Simon “defrauded, cheated, conned, falsified, and hurt women, men and businesses” all over the world while “impersonating” a member of their family. The Leviev family has combined with the three ladies profiled in the documentary, Cecilie Fjellhoy, Pernilla Sjoholm, and Ayleen Charlotte, to produce the affordable bracelet Stronger Together, with all profits benefiting the women’s financial support.
The women admit to still having a total debt of $700,000 to Page Six. Fjellhoy wants to remind people that the global conman is dangerous, even if the Internet has enjoyed making fun of him for luring the women with private jets before sending frightening messages about his life being in danger. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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