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The Tinder Swindler

Felicity Morris

5 mins

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In the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler, three women share how Simon Leviev, the pretended CEO of LLD Diamonds, defrauded them of thousands of dollars after they met on the dating app Tinder.

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The Tinder Swindler

The Tinder Swindler

by Felicity Morris

Overview

Finding love in the digital age may entail the potential risks of online dating — but what if you swiped right on a con man? The Tinder Swindler, a 2022 Netflix documentary from director Felicity Morris, exposes how Simon Leviev took advantage of dozens of women he met on the dating app Tinder in a Ponzi scheme fraud. After establishing romantic relationships with women all over Europe, the conman convinced them to loan him millions of dollars. In the documentary, three of Leviev's victims share their experiences with him, from the lavish first date to how he ultimately destroyed their lives.

The Tinder Swindler is Felicity Morris' directorial debut. She is known for producing the documentary series Don't F*ck With Cats and Waco: Madman or Messiah.

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He's not my boyfriend. He's not the son of Lev Leviev. He's not working for LLD Diamonds. He is a fraud, and I have absolutely no idea what he's capable of.

- Ayleen Charlotte, victim of Simon Leviev

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