Tinder Swindler Shimon Heyada Hayut (pictured) has today been spotted leaving a restaurant in Tel Aviv, after he was discovered living in a luxury 14-storey tower block in the coastal city in Israel


A British woman believed to be one of the first victims of the Tinder Swindler has claimed he was a ‘flop in bed’ and that she ‘had to teach him the ropes’.

Shimon Yehuda Hayut, 31, has become notorious after a Netflix documentary exposed how he ruthlessly conned women he had met on Tinder out of an estimated £7.4 million by posing as the son of a billionaire diamond mogul.      

One of his first victims was British mum Samantha Hales, 36, who claims that the conman ‘must have really improved his game in the last ten years to get money out of these girls’.

Speaking to the Sun, Samantha, from Derby,  says that Shimon, who is now based in Tel Aviv, told her he was a Mossad spy and pilot when they met on Plenty of Fish in 2012.

Tinder Swindler Shimon Heyada Hayut (pictured) has today been spotted leaving a restaurant in Tel Aviv, after he was discovered living in a luxury 14-storey tower block in the coastal city in Israel

A British woman believed to be one of the first victims of the Tinder Swindler (pictured) has claimed he was a ‘flop in bed’ and that she ‘had to teach him the ropes’.

One of his first victims was British mum Samantha Hales, 36, who claims that the conman 'must have really improved his game in the last ten years to get money out of these girls'.

One of his first victims was British mum Samantha Hales, 36, who claims that the conman ‘must have really improved his game in the last ten years to get money out of these girls’.

She added that he was ‘shady’ and had ‘obviously fake’ identity cards, meaning he wasn’t able to con her out of money.   

‘He couldn’t pull any strokes in the bedroom. He was a total flop. I had to show him the ropes.

‘Even though he had this beautiful charm about him, he was extremely cold when it came to sex. He had no idea what he was doing.’

She added that his bedroom antics reminded her of the infamous scene from teen sitcom The Inbetweeners’ Will (Simon Bird) ‘when he thinks he’s having sex with Charlotte (Emily Atack) and he’s just lying on top jabbing her.’

But despite his lack of sexual prowess, Samantha said Shimon was romantic at first and put her up in a five-star hotel in Valencia before spinning a story that he was part of Mossad and Interpol.  

When she questioned his story, Shimon then told her her was ‘on the run’ and then turned nasty, telling Samantha’s friends he’d stolen money from them.  

Hayut is currently living as a free man in Tel Aviv. He has never been charged for the crimes outlined in the Netflix documentary

Shimon Yehuda Hayut has become notorious after a Netflix documentary exposed how he ruthlessly conned women he had met on Tinder out of an estimated £7.4 million by posing as the son of a billionaire diamond mogul. 

After the Netflix documentary's release, Hayut signed with Los Angeles agent Gina Rodriguez, who represents a raft of fame-hungry clients through her agency Gitoni. It has been claimed that Hayut wants to 'break into Hollywood', start his own dating show and host a podcast

 Despite being arrest in Finland and Israel for fraud, he is currently living in a luxury 14-storey tower block in Tel Aviv

Conman Hayut (above) would pretend to be Simon Leviev, chief executive of LLD Diamonds and the son of Israeli-Russian billionaire Lev Leviev, a man Forbes once called the 'King of Diamonds'

Conman Hayut (above) would pretend to be Simon Leviev, chief executive of LLD Diamonds and the son of Israeli-Russian billionaire Lev Leviev, a man Forbes once called the ‘King of Diamonds’

Hayut was eventually arrested and imprisoned in December 2019 at Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court but released the following May, after serving five months of his 15-month sentence

Hayut was eventually arrested and imprisoned in December 2019 at Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court but released the following May, after serving five months of his 15-month sentence

‘It was threatening. He said I was nothing, if I see you again I’ll come for you,’ she added.  

Despite being arrest in Finland and Israel for fraud, he is currently living in a luxury 14-storey tower block in Tel Aviv.

Hayut would pretend to be Simon Leviev, chief executive of LLD Diamonds and the son of Israeli-Russian billionaire Lev Leviev, a man Forbes once called the ‘King of Diamonds’.

The international conman would dazzle his victims with his apparently luxurious lifestyle of private jets, designer clothes and five-star hotels — before tricking them into giving him eye-watering sums. 

In a twisted Ponzi scheme, he would use the cash he stole from them to lure in his next target, lavishing them too with trips abroad, and with hundreds of red roses and tables in VIP clubs.

In 2018, one of Hayut's targets, London-based Norwegian web designer Cecilie Fjellhoy (pictured with him), travelled to Amsterdam with more than £20,000 in cash to give him, thinking she was saving her boyfriend's life

In 2018, one of Hayut’s targets, London-based Norwegian web designer Cecilie Fjellhoy (pictured with him), travelled to Amsterdam with more than £20,000 in cash to give him, thinking she was saving her boyfriend’s life

Hayut (pictured), 31, from Israel, found notoriety after a 114-minute Netflix documentary exposed how he ruthlessly conned women he had met on Tinder out of an estimated £7.4 million by posing as the son of a billionaire diamond mogul

Hayut (pictured), 31, from Israel, found notoriety after a 114-minute Netflix documentary exposed how he ruthlessly conned women he had met on Tinder out of an estimated £7.4 million by posing as the son of a billionaire diamond mogul 

He left his victims with suicidal feelings, crippling bank debts and the agony and humiliation of discovering their relationship with him was a sham. 

Hayut has denied all their allegations against him, claiming he is ‘not a fraud and not a fake’ but instead a ‘legitimate businessman’ who made his fortune by investing in Bitcoin.

In an interview on the US TV programme Inside Edition, he insisted last week: ‘I’m not this monster. I was just a single guy that wanted to meet some girls on Tinder.’ 

In the interview, he kissed his model girlfriend Kate Konlin , for the cameras as she accused his victims of creating a ‘fake story’. 

The twice-jailed criminal lives with his blonde Ukrainian-Israeli girlfriend.

Her Instagram is filled with pictures of her posing in skimpy attire on their modern balcony, or with an enormous teddy bear and hundreds of balloons in their lounge, or showing off her Louboutin heels in the slick lobby of their apartment building. 

The brand new building boasts £6million five-bedroom penthouses with private rooftop swimming pools. Even the more modest three-bedrooms flats, with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern balconies, cost £1.2million.

Home to a raft of well-heeled residents — including foreign diplomats and other residents draped in designer wares — it is one of Tel Aviv’s most sought-after developments.

It is also the base from which Hayut has been cashing in on his cruel crimes. The vast windows, always with their blinds drawn, have served as a backdrop to all his interviews, videos and business meetings.

Above, Hayut's girlfriend, model Kate Konlin. Her Instagram is filled with pictures of her posing in skimpy attire on their modern balcony, or with an enormous teddy bear and hundreds of balloons in their lounge, or showing off her Louboutin heels in the slick lobby of their apartment building

Above, Hayut’s girlfriend, model Kate Konlin. Her Instagram is filled with pictures of her posing in skimpy attire on their modern balcony, or with an enormous teddy bear and hundreds of balloons in their lounge, or showing off her Louboutin heels in the slick lobby of their apartment building

While his victims are still fighting to clear the debts they took out to fund his vicious scams, he has continued to grasp at opportunities to profit from their misery.

After the Netflix documentary’s release, he signed with Los Angeles agent Gina Rodriguez, who represents a raft of fame-hungry clients through her agency Gitoni.

It has been claimed that Hayut wants to ‘break into Hollywood’, start his own dating show and host a podcast.

Even though he claims he wants to clear his name, when the Mail approached him with the chance to do so through an interview, he demanded £7,000 ($10,000) ‘compensation’. 

When we insisted that we did not think a fee was appropriate, a Gitoni employee suggested the money would be paid to the management firm rather than to the conman himself.

He added: ‘Simon has never been convicted of crimes involving the women in the documentary. He also has never been arrested or investigated by police over the accusations.’

Konlin has since signed with the same company. Hayut’s other money-making schemes include charging his ‘fans’ £148 a time for personalised greetings messages. 

He signed up to the platform Cameo, which boasts other celebrity signings including Nigel Farage and John Bercow.

Punters can ask the criminal to record any greeting or message — from wishing their loved one a happy birthday to telling them to give him a wad of cash. 

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