One of the victims of the “Tinder Swindler,” who was reported on in the Netflix documentary, is speaking out about her experience.
Cecilie Fjellhoy met a man who called himself Simon Leviev on Tinder while looking for love after moving from Norway to London. Leviev portrayed himself as an Israeli-born billion-dollar heir. He introduced Fjellhoy to a life of luxury.
Fjellhoy told CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab that things fell apart after the pair had been dating for about six weeks. Leviev’s real name is Shimon Hayut, and he has scammed multiple women out of at least $10 million.
Soon, Hayut claimed his life was in danger. He begged Fjellhoy to help him after he and his bodyguard were allegedly attacked.
“I truly believed that he was in danger,” Fjellhoy explained. “He needed my name to travel safely under.”