On February 2, 2022,
released a documentary worldwide about an Israeli businessman using the Tinder application to woo single women.
A film produced by the authors
Don't F ** k with Cats
, documentary of the streaming platform which highlighted the hunt for Luka Magnotta on the Internet.
The Tinder Scammer
, three women testified to the actions of Shimon Hayut, alias Simon Leviev, an attractive Israeli posing as the son of a famous billionaire diamond dealer to his conquests met through the application.
The modus operandi was always the same: after dangling a luxurious lifestyle and gaining blind trust from his girlfriend, he disappeared by inventing a preposterous story then asking her to feed a credit card to come to him punctually. in help.
Money that he used to finance a sumptuous daily life with another woman who will, in turn, fall prey to his actions.
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Among all his victims, the Norwegian Cecilie Fjellhoy, the Swedish Pernilla Sjöholm and the Dutch Ayleen Charlotte had testified to their ordeal in
The scammer of Tinder.
At the end of the documentary film, Shimon Hayut was shown as
a "free man"
living in Israel and displaying on his social networks a lifestyle that is still as luxurious as ever.
“It is estimated that he swindled 10 million dollars from victims around the world
,” the film concluded, showing him on the arm of a pretty blonde.
“His current girlfriend is an Israeli model.
a relationship with him at the time of the broadcast of the documentary on Netflix,
had openly defended it in an interview with Inside Edition.
"How can someone invent such a story
," said the 25-year-old young woman, assuring that her companion had never asked her for a penny.
At the end of April, the model of Ukrainian origin announced that she had separated from the tumultuous businessman.
“He took all my money and was violent with me”
Kate Konlin on Shimon Hayut
A few days ago, the Israeli channel Keshet 12 broadcast a two-part documentary film in which Kate Konlin in turn recounts the ordeal she experienced with Shimon Hayut.
“He took all my money and was violent with me.
I have filed a complaint with the police, an investigation is underway
, ”testified the young woman on her Instagram account on the sidelines of the broadcast of
The woman who brought down the Tinder scammer
“I kept this secret for a year and a half.
I tried to erase it, not to think about it… It was the most difficult thing that I experienced
, ”she added about this relationship.
"I couldn't share it with anyone.
Fear gripped me every day, every moment.
Kate Konlin adds that the image posted on her social networks alongside Shimon Hayut was only an illusion.
"You saw my life through rose-colored glasses because I couldn't tell the truth at the time.
Supporting photos, she describes
a horrible year"
punctuated by threats, violence and pressure from banks in the face of her debt.
"Anxiety, worries, lack of sleep and severe depression"
, she lists, speaking of her hair loss, facial allergy, weight gain and suicidal thoughts.
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Highlight of the documentary produced by Keshet Media Group which could soon be broadcast on Netflix, the confrontation between Shimon Hayut and Cecilie Fjellhoy.
Last summer, the Norwegian went to Israel to confront the man who, according to her, extracted several hundred thousand euros from her four years ago and whom she had never seen since.
“I got involved at the beginning of the documentary and then I had to put some in the background
,” she told Norwegian media
I intended to leave it at that but when you see the person who ruined your life you can't help but go, I was so angry.
That day, journalist Haim Etgar, who produced the documentary and did all the interviews, asked Shimon Hayut to apologize to his victims.
Today, Kate Konlin has rebuilt her life with another man and says she is happy and stronger.
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