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‘The Tinder Swindler’ is now charging fans for Cameo videos

The controversial subject of Felicity Morris’ latest Netflix documentary, The Tinder SwindlerSimon Hayut, has now joined Cameo and is charging fans heftily for videos on the platform. 

Hayut is a man of Israeli origin who ran a grand Ponzi scheme via which he manipulated several women and cheated them of millions of dollars. Under the alias of Simon Leviev, he posed as a fake diamond heir and lured the women into believing that he led a wealthy life filled with yachts, private jets, five-star hotels and luxury cars galore. 

After being banned from Tinder and subsequently deleting his Instagram, Hayut is now a part of Cameo, where fans can request personalised video messages from celebrities. 

For personal videos, Hayut is charging a whopping $300 while the business video messages cost $1400. On his bio, it says, “Excited to be on Cameo to wish the special person in your life whatever you need!” 

Hayut was previously imprisoned for 15 months for travelling on a fake passport but was released within five months of serving jail time for his good behaviour. 

A reflection of the justice system’s failure, the victims Cecilie Fjellhøy, Ayleen Koeleman and Pernilla Sjoholm have started a GoFundMe page to repay their debts. 

All Fjellhoy wants is for him to be in jail. However, the fans have missed the point since they are still engaging with him. 

Watch The Tinder Swindler on Netflix now.