The tables have turned on the ‘Tinder Swindler’ Shimon Hayut – who was introduced to the world as Simon Leview.
Leview was featured on a Netflix documentary after he scammed a few women of millions of dollars.
However he was himself swindled out of $6,664 by a woman who claimed her boyfriend worked for Instagram’s parent company, Meta.
Hayut agreed to speak with the woman’s boyfriend on FaceTime, and that the man in question appeared to be in a busy office when the FaceTime occurred.
According to TMZ, the man said “the only way Hayut could be verified and have other fraudulent accounts deleted would be to pay $6,664 in two separate payments via PayPal to him and his girlfriend.”
After Hayut coughed up the cash, his manager grew suspicious and reached out to contacts at Meta to verify the man’s claims.
They told him Meta never charges for verifications.
The couple deleted their internet activity shortly after receiving the payments, including their Instagram accounts.