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Just when you thought the Tinder Swindler saga couldn’t get more ridiculous, it turns out that the documentary’s villain is now letting people pay for a personal video message via celebrity platform Cameo.
Simon Leviev – also known as Shimon Hayut – has become a household name for all the wrong reasons in the wake of the shocking Netflix doc, which revealed how he conned women out of millions of pounds as he travelled around the world on the run from authorities, posing as the uber-wealthy ‘Prince of Diamonds’.
But it seems he’s now doing everything to cash in on his new-found fame, having not only returned to Instagram and reportedly pitched books and dating shows, but also joined Cameo, a video-sharing website that allows celebrities to send personalised messages to fans.
Announcing his new venture with a video on the site, Leviev told the world: “Hi everybody, I’m so excited to be here on Cameo. I’m Simon Leviev. If you want any blessing, any birthday – whatever – shoutout, I’m so excited to be here.
“Wishing you a great and magnificent day, everybody. Take care.”
Leviev is charging £148 per video for ‘personal use’, with a business rate of £1,036 per clip to be used for your company, customers or employees.
Already he has a five-star rating from two reviews, with one happy customer saying: “She loved it! Just the words she needed to hear. Thank you Simon.”
Another added: “Can’t believe I got a Cameo from Simon. One of the finest luxuries in the world!”
Leviev spent two years in a Finnish prison for defrauding several women and after his 2017 release he went back to Israel, before fleeing the country for Europe so he couldn't be arrested.
Leviev was eventually caught for using a fake passport in Greece in 2019.
He was extradited to Israel and sentenced to 15 months in prison for theft, fraud, and forgery of documents - all charges from 2011, unrelated to the accusations made against him in the Netflix documentary.
He was later released after five months on good behaviour.
Of course, if you’d rather give your money to Leviev’s victims, there’s a GoFundMe campaign that’s been set up by Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjoholm and Ayleen Charlotte, the three women featured in the documentary.
So far, the trio have raised more than £140,000 of their £600,000 goal.