The tables have turned on ‘Tinder Swindler’ Simon Leviev … he was bamboozled himself in an Instagram rip-off.
Sources acquainted with the scenario inform TMZ … Simon was hit up final Thursday by a verified feminine on Instagram. She claimed she’d assist Simon and GF Kate Konlin get verified on the app by her BF — saying he labored at Meta, Mark Zuckerberg‘s tech firm that owns IG.
The alleged swindlers went to nice lengths to tug this off … Simon Facetimed the BF, who was in a busy workplace — showing like he was at Meta, with staff strolling round behind him.
The faux “Metamate” mentioned the one manner he might give him the blue verify on his profile — in addition to delete the faux accounts beneath his title — can be to supply up a giant chunk of change … $6,664. The funds had been despatched through PayPal by 2 separate transactions — one for him and one for his GF.
Shortly after, Simon’s supervisor discovered the deal suspicious and reached out to an precise crew member at Meta, who informed them they do not cost for verifications. Earlier than anybody might name out the swindlers, they utterly scrubbed themselves from the Web — together with elimination of their IG accounts … letting the swindlers stroll away with the money.
Simon allegedly swindled numerous ladies out of greater than $10 million by Tinder … ghosting them as soon as he acquired what he wished. Since then, he is had “enemies” after him — most lately a criminal court complaint in opposition to him from the true Leviev household, which he has no actual half in.
Simon did get verified on Instagram Tuesday afternoon — by legit means, after all — after his supervisor reached out to Meta to get it completed.