'Tinder Swindler' Simon Leviev denies being a fraudster

'Tinder Swindler' Simon Leviev says he is not a fraudster

In an exclusive interview with Inside Edition, he said he is the "biggest gentleman in the world". 

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The 'Tinder Swindler' documentary has taken the world by storm. It is the #1 viewed documentary on Netflix with over 50-million views. 

In the documentary, different women share their experience of being defrauded by a guy called Simon Leviev, whose real name is Shimon Hayut.  

He allegedly scammed women out of tens of millions of Dollars to support his lavish lifestyle, which included traveling on private jets, sleeping at the most expensive hotels, and purchasing designer clothes. He would promise the women the moon and the stars before conning them.  

Hayut has finally broken his silence and given an exclusive interview to Inside Edition

READ: Tinder Swindler: Have you been a fool for love?

He denies all allegations of defrauding the women. 

He claims he is a regular guy who was just looking for love on Tinder. 

Not only that, but he says he is a gentleman. 

“I’m the biggest gentleman in the world,” he told the television programme.

This is not the first time the alleged scammer has denied allegations that he has scammed women. 

He maintains his innocence and said he will be suing the producers of the Netflix documentary. 

"I will proceed with the lawsuit against you for defamation and lies, and, you know, that everything is based on a lie," he told the producers of the documentary. 

He is currently living as a free man in Israel and is dating a model named Kate Konlin. He is even back on Tinder and continues to show off his lavish lifestyle. 

According to TMZ, Hayut is making a fortune by being on Cameo - an online service that lets people hire celebrities to create personalised videos. He reportedly made $30k within his first three days, charging $200 (approximately R3,000) a pop for personal video and $2,000 (approximately R30,000) per video for businesses.

READ: Tinder Swindler: How to spot a romance scam

Image courtesy of Twitter. 

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