The Tinder Swindler, Netflix’s upcoming documentary crime thriller, has received its first trailer – and it’ll make you think twice before using any dating app to find love.
Posted to YouTube channels and Netflix social networks on January 11, The Tinder Swindler’s debut teaser features the remarkable, real-life story of a supposed billionaire playboy seducing and stealing millions of dollars from many women across the country. the world. Suffice to say that this one seems to be making its way into our best list of Netflix documentaries very soon.
Check out the trailer for The Tinder Swindler below:
Including interviews with Tinder Swindler victims, Netflix’s next potentially important docufilm will follow the events surrounding the breathtaking crime, which resulted in the conviction of Simon Leviev, a dual Russian-Israeli citizen, for theft and fraud. following his arrest in June 2019..
Tinder’s scammer is based on the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang’s multi-month investigation. The in-depth Point of Sale report covers the stories of Leviev and his victims in fascinating but heartbreaking detail, and is worth reading if you need a crash course on The Tinder Swindler ahead of the release of the Tinder Swindler. episode.
Felicity Morris, who produced the acclaimed Netflix documentary Don’t F ** k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, directed production of The Tinder Swindler. Produced by Sam Starbuck (The Nielsen Tapes, America in Color) and Bart Layton (The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman), The Tinder Swindler will launch exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, February 2.
Analysis: The Tinder Swindler shows the dangers of online dating
Given the events surrounding The Tinder Swindler, it’s no surprise that people are often cautious about what to include in their dating profiles and messages – or even using the apps at all.
In the wake of similar stories, however, dating app companies have taken steps to improve online safety over the past two years. Now, Tinder and Bumble allow users to verify their profile, allowing potential matches to see who they really are.
Users also have the option to match only other profiles that have been verified, ensuring that both parties are talking to real people and not pranksters or so-called catfish. And, on Tinder at least, users are now notified before sending potentially offensive messages to those they correspond with.
However, the duo’s security isn’t entirely foolproof, with Tinder and Bumble users being targeted by cryptocurrency scams on iOS devices late last year. And dating app users always run the risk of meeting and chatting with people who aren’t who they say they are. There are a lot of stories of disturbing dating apps on the internet – it turns out that the story of The Tinder Swindler is so famous that Netflix made a documentary about it.
As much as The Tinder Swindler can shock viewers with the events and crimes it describes, it serves as a reminder to all dating app users to stay safe while using them. If even one person (although we certainly hope it’s a lot more than that) heeds the uplifting tale presented by The Tinder Swindler, they’ll have done their job of educating users about the dangers of online dating.