The true-crime documentary tells the story of a group of women as they try to track down a man who tricked them into millions through a dating app.
In the series, it is revealed that Shimon Hayut – known to women as Simon Leviev – stole $20 (£7.4 million) from his victims.
It is revealed that he lured them in by treating them to expensive dates in order to gain their trust so that they could send him money.
While viewers continued to be shocked to learn of Hayut’s crimes, they also commended one of the victims, named Ayleen, for her response to the scam.
Ayleen explains how she approached Hayut’s criminal ways after seeing a news report about him “seducing and deceiving millions of young women”, and decided to take revenge in an inspirational way.
After realizing she was in a “position of power,” Ayleen convinced Hayut, who worked in the luxury fashion industry, to steal items she could sell on eBay.
Hayut has given Ayleen clothes from fashion houses, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and she has earned thousands. However, she made sure that Hayut didn’t see a dime of her earnings.
Ayleen has won a large number of fans for her “evil” actions, with many viewers praising her on social media.
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“Ok so TheTinder Swindler is a great documentary etc but I’m really just here to talk about Ayleen,” one viewer wrote, adding; “EBay those clothes that sparkle here are the sacred feminine energy that we love to see.”
Another claimed: “Ayleen on The Tinder Swindler Simon Leviev’s clothing sales are the best! Love that she managed to get some of her money back. ”
“Gurrrlll, you are my soul animal for revenge,” wrote one viewer, with many calling her the “hero” and “MVP” of the series.
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On Friday (February 4), Hayut gave a response to the series on Instagram, a few days after it was released on Netflix, but then quickly deleted his account after being hit with negative comments.
Earlier, he asked his followers to “keep an open mind and heart”.
Hayut only had to serve 5 months of a 15-month prison sentence for his crimes.
Find our verdict on the series here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/tinder-swindler-simon-leviev-ayleen-b2009379.html Tinder Swindler: Netflix viewers hail ‘hero’ Ayleen for Simon Leviev’s revenge