‘Tinder Swindler’ returns to Instagram to respond to fraud claims
Shimon Hayut returned to Instagram to defend himself after the release of the Netflix show “The Tinder Swindler”.
The documentary showed how Shimon, scammed a number of women, who he matched with on Tinder.
The estimated amount that the women were scammed out of, was around 10 million dollars.
Shimon would seduce the women with luxurious first dates, building their trust in him and then defrauding them out of large sums of money.
The swindler had been previously jailed for his crimes in 2019, he was sentenced to 15 months but only served 5 and was released in May 2020.
When the show was aired on Netflix Shimon deleted his Instagram but reactivated his account this week in an attempt to defend himself.
According to NME, he said on his Instagram stories:
“If I was a fraud why would I act on Netflix I mean they should have arrested me when we were still shooting”
He continued: “It’s high time the ladies start saying the truth. If you can’t give them world they’ll turn yours to hell.”
He went on to say he is planning on “addressing the whole world” on Friday 11th February adding: “Say my name #Simon Truth.”
His Instagram account has once again been deactivated.