O impostor do Tinder
: o enquadramento jurídico-penal da burla romântica on-line

  • Nuno Maria Arrochela Lima Novais Machado (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Throughout this dissertation, an analysis will be conducted on the assumptions of the crime of romantic fraud, identifying common traits in the various ways the perpetrator acts. Drawing from the case of Simon Leviev, also known as the Tinder Swindler, the typical steps of the crime in question will be studied, followed by its legal and penal framework in the Portuguese law, with reference to jurisprudence. The crime of romantic fraud is not a simple crime against property, approaching other legal types due to the insidious manner in which it is perpetrated. The dignity and health of the victims of this type of crime are not adequately protected by the Portuguese law, so changes in this domain will be suggested. Considering the growth of cybercrime globally, considerations will be made regarding the use of the Internet to commit or facilitate certain types of crimes.
Date of Award22 Jan 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Paula Ribeiro de Faria (Supervisor)


  • Romantic fraud
  • Qualified fraud
  • Cybercrime
  • Sexual fraud
  • Domestic violence
  • Loan agreement


  • Mestrado em Direito

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