Simon Leviev goes Ferrari shopping, dubs himself 'biggest gentleman in the world'
The infamous Tinder Swindler Simon Leviev, whose real name is Shimon Heyada Hayut, might have come under scrutiny after a Netflix documentary exposed his million dollars scam but that is not stopping him from enjoying the riches. The 31-year-old seemed to be in a mood to buy new wheels for his garage as he was papped shopping for a Ferrari in his native Israel.
For the unversed, Shimon charmed the women after operating under different aliases including Simon Leviev. He reportedly conned the victims of close to $10million. After apparently conning the women, Shimon was on the run for years. He finally got arrested in 2019 while using a fake passport in Greece. It is believed that he amassed close to $1 million in cash and a very impressive collection of cars and designer duds.
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Tinder Swindler goes Ferrari shopping
In the latest pics obtained by The Daily Mail, Shimon was seen visiting a luxury car retail store while looking dapper in a Gucci jacket worth $2600. Interestingly, the Israel native did not turn up at the store alone as he was seen surrounded by personal bodyguards. He was papped while checking out red hot Ferraris as he stopped by the showroom. According to the Daily Mail, Shimon drooled over a Ferrari 296GTB, worth $360,900.
All this comes after the Tinder Swindler scammed women with private jets, yachts and fancy cars to make millions. The Netflix documentary that was released on February 2 showed three of his alleged victims namely Cecilie Fjellhoy, Pernilla Sjöholm and Ayleen Charlotte reveal how Shimon convinced them to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars.
‘I'm the biggest gentleman in the world’
Whilst his new pictures surfaced on the Internet, he also sat with the publication Inside Edition for an exclusive interview. In the documentary, Shimon had denied speaking on his case. While trying to clean his image, he told Inside Edition, “I was surprised how many girls wanted me and how many girls offered to travel to meet me without them knowing me” adding, “I'm not this monster that everybody has created.”
When asked how he is able to afford a luxurious lifestyle, he claimed he was, “a legit businessman.” He continued, “I bought bitcoin in 2011, which [was then worth] nothing, I don't need to say how much it's worth now.” Shimon further said, “I’m not a fraud and I’m not a fake.” He concluded, “People don't know me so they cannot judge me. I'm the biggest gentleman in the world.” The Tinder Swindler is apparently dating Israeli model Kate Konlin, as of now.