The infamous Tinder Swindler Shimon Hayut made a name for himself by conning multiple women of millions of dollars off the dating app Tinder. In a Netflix special that has since been viewed by many, three women revealed how the con artist dubiously tricked them into lending him money that hurled them into debt.
Earlier today on The Fatboy Show, Fatboy commented that without any legitimate ground to press charges, turning to television shows to criticize Hayut puts his reputation at stake. “It's akin to a guy posting their ex-partner’s nudes. It's like you’re just trying to hurt the person’s feelings and their reputation.”
Fatboy further cautioned the public to be mindful of the status of people that come their way for love saying that if they seem too good to be true, one should be extra careful.
“If these women were to ask themselves why a rich guy would take interest in them, they would have avoided the situation of having to give him any money. It's like if I run into a stunning super model and she's throwing herself at me, I'll be wondering what the catch is and why someone like her would want me. So I'd be more cautious knowing that there’s no way someone like that would take an interest in me,” Fatboy said.
“I think the moral of the story is that everyone should understand their level and be cautious not to fall into things blindly. If it's too good to be true, it probably is,” he repeated.
His Co-presenter Daniel Omara also commented saying that he thinks the con artist was attracting this much attention by the virtue of being male.
“It's one of those things I looked at that happens everyday to the average guy. I am not calling him a hero because I’m not sure whether the story is true or not since in his interview on CNN, he says he got his money from investing in Bitcoin,” Daniel said.
More still, Omara opined that without a trail of wealth by the women claiming to be swindled, it also poses questions of whether they weren’t also exhibiting a fake lifestyle.
“If you lent this guy the amount you say you did- for example say you lent him 50,000 dollars in cash, you’d be selling yourself out to the bank so there lies the mystery. So you all get implicated when you reveal the actual proof of the transaction.”
Shimon Hayut is estimated to have conned close to 10 million dollars from women he got off the dating site under the pseudonym ‘Simon Leviev.’ In 2017, he was arrested and released after only 5 months in jail on good behavior and is now living as a free man in Israel.
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