Simon Leviev, a.k.a. The Tinder Swindler, the subject of Netflix’s true-crime documentary of the same name, met the “Pop That” rapper, 37, via his Instagram Stories. French Montana is awestruck after discovering he’s met the so-called Tinder Swindler. French Montana is shocked after discovering he’s met the Tinder Swindler.
Disguised under many aliases
On a private jet, French Montana posted a photo of herself smiling with the serial thief. He can’t believe he’s met the thief he’s written about. Instead, he re-posted the same image with a different message to mock Leviev.
The thief posed as several different names, but his real name is Leviev, who allegedly claimed to be the son of Lev Leviev, a billionaire Israeli diamond magnate, and that he worked in a dangerous diamond company, Yahoo Finance posted.
A habitual fraudster
According to the documentary, the fraudster would use Tinder to woo women by discussing his luxurious diamond dealer lifestyle. He’d ask them for thousands of dollars once a long-distance connection was developed so that he could escape the hazards of the business while traveling for work and living luxuriously on the money of his prior victims.
In 2011, Leviev departed his home nation of Israel to avoid fraud charges in his early twenties. After being charged with scamming three ladies, he fled to Finland, sentenced to two years in prison in 2015. Despite being wanted in Israel, Sweden, England, Germany, Denmark, and Norway, he was released after serving two years in a Finnish prison, People wrote.
He was deported back to Israel after being captured by police in Greece with a fake passport in 2019. He now has a website where he sells business advice to clients for over $300, in addition to enjoying a lavish lifestyle of private aircraft, designer clothes, and luxury cars.
The Tinder Swindler is the streaming platform’s first documentary to top its film chart, with 45.8 million hours viewed internationally during the week of January 31 to February 6.
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