One of the women scammed by Simon Leviev, The Tinder Swindler, has been identified as Pernilla Sjoholm.
Pernilla Sjoholm swiped right on Simon Leviev via the Tinder App to look for love, but lost thousands of dollars.
She recently spoke out about her experience as part of Netflix’s true-crime documentary dubbed The Tinder Swindler.
Who is Pernilla Sjoholm?
In her search for love, Pernilla Sjoholm found herself involved with a scammer named Simon Leviev, whose real name is Shimon Hayut.
Under his alias, Simon is alleged to have scammed a number of women.
He would then use the money he got from these other women to take them on high-end dates, such as rides on private jets and hotels in luxury resorts.
He allegedly used this tactic as a way to gain their trust before asking for large sums of money with the promise that he would repay them.
In the case of Pernilla, a business owner from Sweden who fell for the fraudster after splitting with her fiance.
It wasn’t until she was contacted by the media that she discovered Simon was lying to her.
Later, he warned her: “If you double cross me, you will pay for the rest of your life.”
In response, she said: “I am paying for it.”
She is one of the few women featured in the Netflix documentary titled The Tinder Swindler, which details her story along with Cecilie Fjellhoy and Ayleen Charlotte’s experiences.
At the time of writing this article, Simon has not been charged for defrauding Fjellhoy, Sjoholm, or Charlotte.
What happened between Pernilla Sjoholm and Simon Leviev?
She met Simon through a dating app when she was living in Sweden at the time while Simon was dating a girl named Fjellhoy .
Simon proudly claimed to be the son of diamond tycoon Lev Leviev.
She parted with significant amounts of cash, and only found out when she was contacted by journalists investigating him.
How much did Pernilla Sjoholm lose?
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According to Pernilla Sjoholm, she gave Simon at least $45,000 and it is believed that Fjellhoy lose more than $200,000 in the scandal.
Simon told them that his enemies had frozen his bank accounts or attacked Piotr, his bodyguard, so he asked them if they could use their savings to help him or if they could take out loans in order to support him.
A total of £7.4million was extorted out of all his victims by the con artist.