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A group of women have tracked down a guy who stole more than 1billion Kenyan shillings through a dating app, Tinder.

Simon Leviev, the subject of Netflix’s new documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” has been banned from dating apps such as Tinder and Hinge after the filmmakers claimed he had defrauded multiple women out of a total of $10 million.”The Tinder Swindler” follows three women who claim Leviev, an Israeli man they met separately on Tinder in 2018 or 2019, defrauded them. The women claimed in the video that Leviev — whose real name is Shimon Hayut — pretended to be the son of a wealthy billionaire, took them on costly dates, and began relationships with them before scamming them out of enormous sums of money.

“The Tinder Swindler” claimed Hayut was back on Tinder at the time of its release on Feb. 2, which the business disputed in a statement. “As soon as the tale of Simon Leviev’s conduct became public in 2019, we banned him and any of his known aliases.” “According to a Tinder spokesperson. “We did additional internal checks in the lead up to the documentary’s release and can affirm Simon Leviev is not active on Tinder under any of his known aliases.”Hayut was also barred from using Match Group Inc.’s dating sites and applications, including Match.com, Plenty of Fish, and OkCupid, according to her. On Tuesday, attempts to contact Netflix and Hayut for comment were fruitless.
Hayut did not present in the documentary, but the filmmakers inserted a voice message they claimed he provided them. “I will proceed with the defamation and lying case against you, and you know that everything is based on a lie.” In the audio message, Hayut added, “And that’s it, this is how it’s going to be.” Tinder provided a set of new recommendations titled “Romance Scams: How to Protect Yourself Online” on Feb. 1, the day before the documentary was aired.

The fact sheet didn’t mention Hayut or the documentary, but it did offer advice on how to spot a fraudster and what not to do when dating online.Hayut was caught in Greece in July 2019 and extradited back to Israel, where he was found guilty of four counts of fraud and sentenced to compensate his victims for a total of more than $43,000, according to The Times of Israel. He was released after only five months of his 15-month sentence had been served. Hayut has lived as a free man since his release in May 2020, according to the newspaper, and has routinely updated on his Instagram account, which has over 100,000 followers. As of Tuesday morning, his Instagram account had been removed.

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