Written by: Angel Campey
The popular Netflix documentary – The Tinder Swindler has captivated the world since its release on the 2nd February 2022. Most of us left enraged and bemused at how he’s still at large, and then left wondering ‘who are these “enemies”?’ Who even has enemies!?
The basic story of Tinder Swindler is: A suave Israeli man, going by the name Simon Leviev posing as a diamond billionaire, jet-setting playboy, woos women with lavish dates before turning the tables and sending pictures of his bodyguard, Peter – who has been injured “by his enemies” and now he needs money – and lots of it. Forcing women to take out multiple loans, even suggesting one pawns their car. Leaving them in financial ruin before he hops on the popular dating app to con the next one. The Tinder Swindler is basically an elaborate pyramid scheme where one woman essentially funds the lavish lifestyle of the next one.
— 🦋lily🦋 (@LilyEtuk) February 8, 2022
Genius, ballsy, evil and sociopathic – scam artists are not a new trend, but they seem so much more insidious when love is exploited. Those of us on the outside, find it impossible to imagine a scenario where we would give money – but ‘love is blind’.
Tinder Swindler is wild
Ask me to lend 20k I’m going to say ask billionaire daddio, not me 😂😂
I honestly do not care if Peter bumped his head
— Ambs (@AmberRoseGill) February 6, 2022
Nah tinder swindler is still killing me because if a man ever asked me to take a loan out I would cry of laughter🤣🤣🤣🤣
— HBIC (@gachiaa__) February 6, 2022
Your first red flag should be “what would a billionaire be doing on Tinder”?! And more so – why can’t he ask his Dad for money? There are some people who are dissecting the philosophy of who he targets:
I chose to be on Tinder Swindler’s side when that lady said she’s been on Tinder for 7 years. What sort of Denis The Menace behaviour is that
— Prince Of Nakuru (@LazarusKumi) February 7, 2022
Simon definitely had a knack for convincing women to dig deep into their savings, even our own mothers are more sceptical…
— Cerisseemanuella (@ceesthinking) February 8, 2022
— Farren ♥ (@fairfarren) February 5, 2022