Shimon Hayut alias Simon Leviev, the so-called ‘Tinder Swindler’ is being sued by the diamond-rich family he claimed to be a part of as he allegedly conned millions from young women he met on the dating app. The Israeli con man is being sued for millions of dollars by the real Leviev diamond family to which he allegedly pretended to belong.
According to PEOPLE Magazine, Israeli Russian diamond tycoon Lev Leviev and his family filed suit against Shimon Hayut, alias Simon Leviev, for allegedly impersonating them and unjustly enriching himself using their last name.
The lawsuit, claims that “for a long time, he [Simon Leviev] has been making false representations as being the son of Lev Leviev and receiving numerous benefits (including material ones).”
The family alleges that Hayut has been” cunningly using false words, claiming to be a member of the Leviev Family and that his family will pay and bear the costs of his benefits.”
The Netflix film, which hit the streaming service on the 2nd of February 2022, claims Hayut changed his name and claimed on the dating app Tinder to be the son of the diamond mogul.
Under his false identity, he would charm women and persuade them to loan him money, swindling an estimated $10 million (1,138,600,000 Ksh.) from people across the globe.