Simon Leviev 'Tinder Swindler,' has now been scammed on Instagram.
Simon was hit up by a verified female on Instagram who claimed she would help him and his girlfriend, Kate Konlin get verified on Instagram through her boyfriend. The woman claimed her boyfriend worked at Meta, Mark Zuckerberg's tech company that owns IG.
Apparently they went to great lengths to pull this off. Simon Facetimed the boyfriend, who was in a busy office appearing like he was at Meta, with employees walking around behind him
The fake "Metamate" said the only way he could give him the blue check on his profile as well as delete the fake accounts under his name would be to pay him $6,664. The payments were sent via PayPal through 2 separate transactions. One for him and one for his girlfriend.
So soon after, Simon's manager found the deal suspicious and reached out to an actual team member at Meta, who told them they don't charge for verifications. Before anyone could call out the swindlers, they had already removed themselves from Instagram and now they can't catch them.
To me it's still not enough, but I am happy someone got him!