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Netflix Viewers Calling For Simon Leviev To Face 'Real Justice' After Watching The Tinder Swindler

Netflix Viewers Calling For Simon Leviev To Face 'Real Justice' After Watching The Tinder Swindler

The serial conman features in Netflix's new true crime documentary The Tinder Swindler

Viewers of Netflix's new true crime documentary The Tinder Swindler are calling for Simon Leviev to face 'real justice'.

The conman - who's real name is Shimon Hayut - features in the new doc that was released a couple of days ago on 2 February.

The film showcases the incredible story of women who were conned by the pretend-playboy.

He has spent years travelling around the world on the run from the authorities and was wanted for a series of crimes, including forgery and theft.

The conman spent two years in a Finnish prison for defrauding several women and after his 2017 release, he went back to Israel, then fled the country for Europe before he could be arrested, which is where he met The Tinder Swindler's Cecilie Fjellhoy.

Hayut 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.


Fans of the Netflix doc took to social media to vent out their frustrations at Hayut not having served a longer sentence, and never being prosecuted for allegedly defrauding Fjellhoy out of $200,000 (£147,000).

One disgruntled user wrote: "No justice for the victims of the Tinder Swindler? It should be a global effort to put him in prison. How terrible."

A second tweeted: "I hope the women who got swindled by the Tinder Swindler get justice.

"The man is pure evil and it sucks he only got a slap on the wrist."

A third added: "I just saw The Tinder Swindler movie and wow…I didn’t expect the ending, there’s really no justice in this world."

Another frustrated user wrote: "The Tinder Swindler absolutely ENRAGES me.

"How is this guy a free man?! There’s no justice in the justice system."

A fifth person concluded: "Just finished The Tinder Swindler actually blown away like Simon Leviev was arrested because of PASSPORT FRAUD and not for the other crimes he's committed against women in the past... seriously unbelievable the justice system never cared about them."

Well, for those who haven't already watched the new documentary, the official synopsis for The Tinder Swindler reads: "Swipe, swipe, swipe... It’s not easy to find love online, so when Cecilie matches with a handsome billionaire playboy, she can’t quite believe it when he turns out to be the man of her dreams.


"But dreams aren't reality and by the time she discovers this international businessman isn’t who he says he is, it’s too late. He’s taken her for everything.

"Where this fairytale ends, a revenge thriller begins. Cecilie discovers his other targets and once they band together, they're victims no more: THE TINDER SWINDLER meets his match."

The Tinder Swindler is available to watch on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/simon_leviev_official

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film, True Crime, The Tinder Swindler, Simon Leviev