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Celebs Go Dating star Cecilie fights back tears as she’s branded a ‘gold digger’ after Tinder Swindler con | The Sun

CELEBS Go Dating star Cecilia fought back tears as she revealed she's branded a "gold digger" after being conned by the Tinder Swindler.

The 33-year-old found fame when she starred in the hit Netflix documentary, which saw her scammed out of £200,000.


Cecilie, 33, first matched with Simon Leviev, who she thought was a globe-trotting millionaire businessman, on Tinder in January 2018.

Just 13 weeks later she handed over £200,000 – which she is still paying back, as well as dealing with the emotional scars.

She's now looking for love on Celebs Go Dating – but opened up about the pain she still feels.

Cecilie tells dating agents Anna Williamson and Paul C Brunson on tonight's show: "Suddenly you have a lot more followers and you're in the public eye.

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"People didn't follow me thinking 'oh my god what a good style sense she has or I'll follow her for her recipes'.

"I never thought it would as far as I would lose my integrity.

"It's one thing people saying I'm a gold digger, but when you go for my character, that's what's painful.

"It doesn't matter what I do, nothing's ever good enough for them."

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Cecilie said one of her ex's victims has claimed he’s still up to his dodgy tricks now.

If that weren’t enough, Cecilie claims she regularly gets messages from women telling her Simon is trying to con them out of money under a different name.

“It’s still going on, he’s still at it,” she tells The Sun. “It’s incredible. I get messages all the time, like, ‘I think I’m talking to Simon.’ 

“He’s definitely still at it, for sure. Just now he’s using other people. 

“It’s never his name on anything.”

Simon – whose real name is Shimon Hayut – was returned to his native Israel in 2017 to be recharged and sentenced, but assumed a different identity and fled the country.

Israel declared him a fugitive, and he was eventually extradited back in 2019, convicted, and sentenced to 15 months in prison, but was released after just five months.

He had previously served two and a half years in a Finnish prison after being found guilty of defrauding three women.



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