The daughter of an Israeli billionaire diamond mogul is taking on the so-called “Tinder Swindler,” who was accused in a widely popular Netflix documentary of using her family name to swindle women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Chagit Leviev says Simon Leviev, who was born Simon Hayut, is “a very sophisticated crook.”
“Around 2017, we started hearing that there is a Simon out there that is introducing himself as a family member. We thought maybe it was confusion,” Chagit told Inside Edition.
Then, Chagit says the bills started to come in.
“At some point, we started getting bills, and people asked for debt collection, for unpaid chartered planes, private jets, yachts that were ordered and unpaid for. And we immediately ran to the police,” Chagit said.
Simon Leviev allegedly used those private jets, fancy cars and champagne as part of his con.
“Girls reached out to me and asked me, ‘Hey, we’re so excited to come meet you in New York with Simon. He told me you were his favorite sister.’I also told them via Instagram ‘Listen girl, I don’t know you, but please, run for your life,’” Chagit said.
Inside Edition spoke exclusively with the “so-called” entrepreneur last month. “Tinder Swindler,”Simon Hayut was born Simon Hayut. He denied the claims, claiming he never claimed to be the son of a billionaire diamant mogul.
Now Chagit and her family have filed suit against Simon. “impersonating”He is their name “defrauded, cheated, conned, falsified, and hurt women… and businesses” worldwide.
Chagit claims that Simon stole “millions”You can use their family name.