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‘Tinder Swindler’ Victim Loses Bid to Blame Bank for Transfers

ING Groep headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

ING Groep headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Photographer: Peter Boer/Bloomberg

ING Groep NV can’t be found negligent for failing to stop money transferred to the perpetrator of the “Tinder Swindler” scam, a Dutch court ruled.

A Swedish woman said the bank had breached its duty of care by not blocking the transfers she made to a person who then sent the funds onto Simon Leviev -- an Israeli conman who is said to have tricked a string of women he met on dating sites into parting with millions of dollars to help fund a lavish lifestyle that attracted more victims.