Available on Netflix since February 2, “The Tinder Swindler” is causing a buzz around the world and highlights the actions of the diabolical Simon Leviev. Following the publication of the documentary, the leaders of Tinder took a radical decision against it.
The Tinder Swindler: A Crazy True Story on Netflix
Available since February 2 on Netflix, the documentary The Tinder Swindler quickly climbed into the top 10 most-watched programs on the platform. It tells how Simon Leviev, a seemingly wealthy man, set up a huge scam and defrauded several women by contacting them through the dating app Tinder.
His diabolical process was well oiled. He dangled nice things to his victims met on Tinder, and extracted money from them once their trust had been won. He had invented a pyramid scheme where each of its victims paid to make the next one fall into the trap.
A professional scammer who raged for many years, before being arrested following the publication of an article (from which the documentary is taken). Despite his prison sentence, Simon Leviev is today a free man and its victims continue to pay their heavy debts to their creditors.
But the buzz created by the Netflix documentary changed that. And Leviev is starting to pay the price.
Kicked out of social media
Around the world, Simon Leviev is now known as “The Tinder Swindler”. The affair, which until now had remained covered by the media only in a few European countries, is panicking the planet. Indeed, the Netflix documentary has brought to light this evil man. And he may have finally shaken things up.
If in the epilogue of the film we learned, to our great surprise, that Leviev was still on Tinder, and had a flourishing business, this is no longer the case today. So, two days ago, the Tinder app made the decision to ban him. As reported variety (via Le Figaro), the leaders said:
We have conducted internal investigations and can confirm that Simon Leviev is no longer active on Tinder under any of his known handles.
Two days after the documentary was uploaded, Leviev also deleted his Instagram account as well as the official website of his company.
For their part, the victims present in the Netflix documentary have launched a kitty GoFundMe to allow anonymous people to help them repay their debts.