Tinder Swindler now has a legit job making $30K in three days 9 months ago

Tinder Swindler now has a legit job making $30K in three days

Despite the documentary's revelations, he's still in high demand.

Simon Leviev, the man at the centre of Netflix's new documentary The Tinder Swindler, has found himself a new revenue stream - selling video messages on Cameo.

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Since the release of the documentary which has taken the internet by storm - a film in which Leviev is unmasked as a notorious digital conman - the fraudster has decided to make the most of his new-found infamy.

The 31-year-old joined Cameo on Tuesday February 15 and quickly received a wave of requests from fans for messages.

He's been so popular that he's reportedly made a staggering $30,000 (€26521.65) in his first three days on the platform, charging $200 (€175) for a personal video and $1,392 (€1,231) per video for businesses.

People have been asking him for everything from birthday and anniversary messages, to motivational talks.

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He'll even make jokey references to the film, such as saying that his enemies are after him - a phrase he used constantly in order to convince his string of partners to send him money borrowed from credit cards.

Many online have voiced their anger at the fact Leviev - real name Shimon Hayut - is still making decent money, despite his crimes.

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The documentary has exploded in popularity since it was first released on Netflix, with the Swindler himself being banned from Tinder, and the three victims featured putting together a GoFundMe to assist in their ongoing debt payments.

Gardaí have said that romance fraud increased by 86% in 2021 in Ireland.

One case included a 51-year-old woman who believed she was in an online relationship with a male.

She agreed to transfer €90,000 to him in the belief that it was a loan for his business, which she now believes to be a case of fraud.

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If you haven't checked out the documentary yet, be sure to read our review of the film in case you're not sure if it's any good (spoiler alert: it is).