Ayleen Koeleman the hero of the documentary
A must-see
The story of a talented conman
Simon conned everything he could out of his girlfriends
Intelligent women who were swindled
Simon went to elaborate lengths to appear wealthy
Convincing lies that could fool anyone
Using scammed cash to scam more women
Deceived
Ayleen, our hero
Swindle the Tinder Swindler
Ayleen used Simon's love of designers brands to make money back
Pay back
Simon became desperate
Hayut was arrested for Fraud in Greece in 2019
Ayleen isn't afraid of Simon
The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Ayleen Koeleman the hero of the documentary

'The Tinder Swindler' has become the first documentary to lead Netflix's weekly film chart, and Ayleen Koeleman is by far viewers' favorite participant in this shocking documentary.

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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A must-see

There is no doubt that this film is a must-see, particularly in this age of online dating. Not only is it entertaining, but it is also educational.

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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The story of a talented conman

The two-hour documentary tells the shocking story of how convicted fraudster Simon Leviev conned women he met on Tinder out of vast sums of money.

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Simon conned everything he could out of his girlfriends

It is a shocking and devastating lesson for viewers on why they should never take a loan out for a lover they have only known for a short period of time, no matter how desperate their circumstances appear to be.

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Intelligent women who were swindled

However, that is not to say that the women who fell for Leviev's con and practically lost everything were not intelligent. It is much easier to say you'd never fall for his scams when you are watching the show and know the context.

The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Simon went to elaborate lengths to appear wealthy

One would never imagine that a man without any financial means would hire a private plane he could not afford just to, later on, be able to con you out of cash?

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Convincing lies that could fool anyone

Or who in their right mind could imagine that the man they were dating would purposely get his best friend beat up to convince you he is in grave danger?

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Using scammed cash to scam more women

Nor would you ever guess that other women were paying for his lifestyle. Or that he wasn't really flying around Europe on business but instead partying with another lover's cash he scammed out of her?

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Deceived

Watching Shimon Hayut deceive these kind, successful, and intelligent women over and over again is so maddening and frustrating as a viewer.

 

The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Ayleen, our hero

That is why Ayleen Koeleman from the Netherlands is so well-received by viewers - because she gets revenge. It is oh so satisfying to finally see "Simon" get a small taste of his own medicine.

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Swindle the Tinder Swindler

Ayleen's attempt (even if small compared to what Simon did to everyone else) to "swindle the Tinder Swindler," as she put it, was a much-needed story arc to keep viewers satisfied. It also turned Ayleen Koeleman into a hero for many.

The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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"keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer..."

In the documentary, Ayleen said, "He always told me keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer… that's when I get my idea: I was going to swindle the Tinder Swindler."

The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Ayleen used Simon's love of designers brands to make money back

Ayleen gained our admiration when she described how she played along with Simon, even though she knew he was a big-time scammer, and encouraged him to hand over his designer clothing to get more cash for him (rather than take more loans herself as was his request).

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Pay back

Ayleen then went on to list the clothes on e-Bay and keep all the money she made off of them for herself....she even gets an offer on one of Simon's pieces of designer clothing while being filmed!

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Simon became desperate

Simon knew he was a wanted man and that he was being investigated (although never suspected Ayleen). So naturally, he went to a plastic surgeon with Ayleen to see if he could get his face altered under the guise that it was to keep him safe from his "enemies."

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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"I'm watching this pathetic man crying..."

The doctor, of course, would not perform the surgery as it is normally what criminals request. Ayleen recalls, "As I'm watching this pathetic man crying for not getting his plastic surgery, I thought, "If you weren't such a piece of s**t I would've felt sorry for you."

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The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Hayut was arrested for Fraud in Greece in 2019

And while Shimon Hayut may have gone to jail for far too short of a time and has yet to be held accountable for all the crimes he committed, Ayleen Koeleman is still our hero.

The 'Tinder Swindler' and the woman who exposed him
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Ayleen isn't afraid of Simon

Ayleen was unafraid to stand up to a con artist and seek justice for herself and the other women he stole hundreds of thousands of euros from.

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