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‘Tinder Swindler’ Simon Leviev denies serial fraud in first interview

The “Tinder Swindler” — who allegedly conned desperate women out of millions by posing as a billionaire diamond heir on the dating app — insisted in his first interview that the allegations are “completely made up.”

“I was just a single guy that wanted to meet some girls on Tinder,” Simon Leviev, whose real name is Shimon Hayut, told “Inside Edition” in a to-be-aired interview. “I am not a Tinder swindler.”

A Netflix documentary released Feb. 2 fingered him as an international swindler, who tricked at least a dozen women — and identified him as a convicted Israeli fraudster.

“They present it as a documentary but in truth, it’s like a complete made-up movie,” he told EW.

“I was just a single guy that wanted to meet some girls on Tinder,” Simon Leviev claimed.
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His two-part “Inside Edition” interview will air on Monday and Tuesday.

Following the release of “The Tinder Swindler” documentary, Leviev was banned from dating apps. 

Simon Leviev allegedly conned women out of millions of dollars.
Simon Leviev allegedly conned women out of millions of dollars.
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Simon Leviev -- whose real name is Shimon Hayut -- is expelled from the city of Athens, Greece on July 1, 2019.
Simon Leviev — whose real name is Shimon Hayut — is expelled from the city of Athens, Greece on July 1, 2019.
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But the alleged scammer — who has since signed a Hollywood agent — appeared with a new gal pal in the interview saying: “I’m the biggest gentleman in the world.”

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