The 'Tinder Swindler' Is Inviting People to a Birthday Party in BGC
If you've seen The Tinder Swindler on Netflix, then you know who Simon Leviev is. The 31-year-old Israeli national is the subject of the documentary on the streaming platform who allegedly conned millions of dollars from multiple women he met on the dating app. Leviev, whose real name is Shimon Heyuda Hayut, was arrested in Finland in 2015 for fraud and served two years in prison there. In 2019, he was again sentenced to prison for 15 months in his home country of Israel but was released after only five months.
Multiple women have come forward and were interviewed in the Netflix documentary alleging that Leviev tricked them into loaning him money that he never repaid. He denies any wrongdoing.
Leviev is currently living in Israel but is managing to parlay his infamy and notoriety into genuine celebrity. According to Esquire US, he signed with a talent management agency based in Los Angeles. Leviev has also joined the video messaging platform Cameo earlier this year and has started charging fans money for personalized greetings or shoutouts.
It's on Cameo that we found a video of Leviev inviting people to attend the upcoming birthday party of fashion designer, artist, DJ, and mom Cecile Zamora a.k.a. Chuvaness.
Because it is a private party and the video was sent only to people who were actually invited, we are not posting the video with the full details of the event.
“I want to invite you all on April 27, at 8 p.m., at (redacted) in BGC at Cecile's birthday,” he says in the video. “She will be DJ-ing along with Mang Melvin, Kix Suarez, Gerard Hansen, and Eric Ong.
“Save the date. It's gonna be amazing. And I'm gonna be there. I wish you all a great and a magnificent day everybody. Take care.”
Zamora said she paid Leviev for the shoutout and that he sent the video less than 24 hours later. However, contrary to what he says in the video, she clarified that Leviev will not be at the private party.
“I don't know why he said that,” Zamora said.
When we first checked his Cameo page, Leviev charged P7,648 (about $150) for a personal greeting and as much as P51,279 (about $1,000) for a business greeting, or content that will be used for “company, customers, or employees." However, his fee for personal greetings is now P10,215 (or $200). He currently has about 1,000 followers on the platform.
According to TMZ, Leviev made at least $30,000 (over P1.5 million) on his first three days on the platform.