‘The Tinder Swindler’ Calls His Victims Who Set Up A GoFundMe ‘Manipulative’

Cecilie, Pernilla and Ayleen have raised over £68,000 so far.

Simon Leviev

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Is The Tinder Swindler back on Instagram? Well, maybe... An account claiming to be Simon Leviev has popped up - and the account has made a statement against the women he is alleged to have conned. Since the documentary - which is now the most-watched show on Netflix - dropped last week, Simon's account disappeared from Instagram. But now a new account has come up, claiming to be the con artist.

In the documentary, we learn that Simon - real name Shimon Hayut - is not actually the son of a billionaire diamond mogul, but is rather a convicted fraudster, who was allegedly scamming numerous women out of millions of pounds. The three women in the documentary - Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm, and Ayleen Charlotte - have since set up a GoFundMe page, to help recoup some of the debts they are still paying off.

But, sharing a screenshot of the page, the Instagram account, which claims to be Simon, says: 'Go ahead and help real associations.. not these manipulators. This is what is called MARKETING.'

As was revealed at the end of the show, Simon is still a free man, currently living in Israel. He served five months of a 15-month prison sentence in Israel for fraud charges in 2019, but these charges were not related to conning Cecilie, Pernilla and Ayleen (or his other alleged victims).

On the GoFundMe page, Cecilie, Pernilla and Ayleen have managed to so far raise £68,000. (The page's goal is £600,000.) Their description reads: 'You’re probably here because you’ve heard about our story, and we appreciate you taking the time to search and find this page. The past few days have been a whirlwind, and we three (Ayleen, Pernilla and Cecilie) have been completely shocked and floored by the flood of compassion and support from everyone. The sheer love is more than we ever expected, and we appreciate you all so much.'

Before Simon's original Instagram page disappeared, he promised to 'tell his side of the story'. Writing a statement before the account went, he said: 'I will share my side of the story in the next few days when I have sorted out the best and most respectful way to tell it, both to the involved parties and myself,' he wrote. 'Until then, please keep an open mind and heart.'

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