Trickster Tindler is very frustrated because we all know how it will end

Tinder scammerIt is the latest true crime sensation on Netflix, a shocking and outrageous account of how an incredibly devious sociopath made his way through Europe in the back half of the 2000s, cheating many women with huge sums of money. Simon Leviev, real name Shimon Hayut, is a young Israeli-born whose diabolically complex negatives revolve around the deeply emotional and psychological manipulation of women who were in search of love and understanding. As the son of a diamond billionaire, Leviev has treated the women to elaborate sumptuous and sumptuous dates that were financed by else He was currently pitching, effectively building a personal Ponzi romance scheme that could only continue through the constant flow of new victims. It is not known just how many lives this man took in the process, but it is estimated that he earned more than $10 million over a few years.

what we were Act We know, by the end of director Felicity Morris’ documentary, that true justice for Leviev’s crimes was frustratingly elusive for his victims. And unfortunately, this ultimately shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us – men like Simon Leviev always manage to revert to their status quo and luxuriant lifestyles, even after some symbolic punishment. By taking advantage of society’s indulgence, their populist cultural reputation, and the fact that our culture actively rewards such social behavior with countless new ways to make money, the likes of Simon Leviev consistently end up at the top.

As such, the righteous tone of justified revenge in Tinder scammer Can not help but often ring hollow. The documentary promises that these unfortunate women will manage to “turn the tables” on the man who ruined their lives, and go out of his way to frame relatively small acts of revenge to somehow bring about the aftermath. But in the end it’s all smoke and mirrors – Leviev is a free man roaming Israel in Ferraris, and hasn’t bothered to change his name or make any attempt to hide the shameful fruits of his criminal enterprise, even after the documentary aired on Netflix. The woman he defrauded in Europe? They are still paying off huge debts carried in their name, unable even to rely on the justice system to help them escape financial burdens that were never their fault. They will pay for their flirtations with Leviev for the rest of their lives. How does one examine this status quo at the end of the documentary and Not With disgust?


An arrogant idiot is rarely seen without designer sunglasses, because he is an arrogant idiot.

Why is Leviev a free man today? Well, after he was finally arrested in Greece in the summer of 2019 for using a forged passport, he was turned over to Israel, where he was tried on a number of charges including theft, fraud and forgery – charges from 2011, completely unrelated to the negatives he was sharing in them across Europe for most of the decade. He was eventually sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was released after serving only 5 months in prison, a beneficiary of programs aimed at demobilizing prisoners in light of the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This left him free to roam (and presumably cheat) Israel again, where he has apparently resided ever since, while avoiding any repercussions for the actual events depicted in Tinder scammer. In the days following the release of the Netflix documentary, he made his Instagram profile — which now has more than 200,000 followers — briefly private, but is now visible again for the world to see. You can Feel The arrogance that emanates when Leviev turns his attention to his victims and offers “workshops for personal and business success”, where a man can literally teach others the tricks of his fraudulent trade.

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I wonder how much he charges to learn the secrets of becoming an arrogant idiot so much more effective

Tinder scammerMeanwhile, desperate to communicate some sense of justice or empowerment on behalf of its victims, it sticks to the straw in the process in an effort to satisfy an audience that expects to see at least some form of justification. Victim Allen Charlotte, who somehow managed to date Leviev for a agonizing 14 months, all while defrauding countless other women, relays how she eventually became aware of his deception and devised a plan to sell trunks full of designer Leviev’s clothing online as a means To get back some of the money they ran out of it all that time. But the $10,000 you end up making selling Gucci T-shirts pales in comparison to 140 thousand dollars She easily admits that he cheated on her in the documentary. However, her plot is presented with a “transformation is fair play” whim that seems to imply that she somehow addressed Charlotte’s financial burden, but also the more than a year of her life she lost due to psychological manipulation by a sociopath. . It doesn’t seem like it should be said, but it clearly is: Allen Charlotte didn’t “win” this exchange. In no uncertain terms, Simon Leviev “earned” in the sense that he got from her literally everything he wanted, and did not face any consequences for this. If this pisses you off, Hassan– You must be angry that men like Leviev manage to get away with this kind of thing.

In the meantime, notaries seem strangely unconcerned – perhaps more interested in a lewd story than in justice. at any time Tinder scammer He is a law enforcement representative from anywhere on the European continent interviewed, despite the fact that Leviev is theoretically wanted or under investigation in seven or more countries. Police may not be willing to talk about the subject of an active investigation, but the filmmakers also choose not to consult with independent legal, judicial or security experts to offer any perspective on how Leviev could avoid charges or arrest, or how victims might be able to press charges. to it in the future. In fact, the documentary does not seem to hold the slightest hope or ambition that Leviev might face additional charges of defrauding these women, or that the women might somehow escape their financial ruins. Instead, he seems to have given in to the fact that Leviev has actually gotten away with it, and we’re instead supposed to take solace in the fact that women are still dating on Tinder, their belief in other members of the human race still somehow intact. The documentary seems to say that story was like that I finish, Central Women is “damaged but resilient,” as if their goal of leadership should not remain the pursuit of justice. It looks like the public has been given permission to stop caring.

You’ll have to forgive me if I say that my cynical self still desires more of this story than assurances that the woman who was scammed out of more than $270,000 is still bravely searching for the man of her dreams. She totally deserves that right to heal, but she also deserves so much more. And even if the documentary about the worst thing that happened in her life holds no hope of justice being served on her behalf, then how can we conclude anything but the fact that Simon Leviev won? In the broken world we live in, where these sociopathic men live their charming lives, should we really expect anything less?


Jim Vorel is a writer at Paste, and would very much like to punch Simon Leviev in the nose. You can Follow him on Twitter.

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