An Israeli man investigated in Netflix’s new documentary “The Tinder Swindler” has been banned from the dating app.
Shimon Hayut, according to Variety, allegedly met women on Tinder and thereafter swindled them millions of dollars after catfishing them into believing his name was “Simon Leviev” and that he was the son of Israeli diamond tycoon Lev Leviev.
When the documentary was released on Wednesday 2nd on Netflix, it was reported that Hayut was still active on Tinder.
As the show trickled in a lot of attention from people across the world, he gained more than 200,000 followers.
Before deleting his account, he shared a post thanking his followers for “support” then deleted his account.
Hayut said he was preparing to tell his version of the story.
However, when the Star went to his Instagram page on Monday, they noticed more than 20 Pseudo accounts have been created in his name and the real account is no longer available.
Hayut spent five months of a 15-month sentence in an Israeli prison back in 2019.
He allegedly conned women into handing over cash and credit cards by telling them that his life was in danger.
Three of the victims are featured in the 114-minute film, directed by Felicity Morris and worked with reporters from Norwegian newspaper VG, which helped bring him to justice.
Hayut reportedly presented himself as the son of an Israeli multi-millionaire and had allegedly defrauded women in Norway, Finland and Sweden
The 28-year-old was allegedly arrested back in June 2019, as reported by the Arab Newspaper, at Athens International Airport, but after serving his sentence, he is back to living his lavish lifestyle.
It is not yet known where he is getting his money from.
“The Tinder Swindler” debuted on the streaming service on Wednesday, and it has already reached the platform’s top 10 lists here in Kenya as well as its Twitter.