SCAM ALERT: No, Netflix did NOT just email you about turning your book into a movie!

SCAM ALERT: No, Netflix did NOT just email you about turning your book into a movie!

Q –

Good afternoon Angela,

I just received this email and wanted to run it by you if it’s legit or no? If legit that’s great and I’m in! Lol


A – 

I reviewed the email you forwarded to me.


1. I tried to go to the website and my browser says:

Website status:
This site looks a little risky to us, so we flagged it just in case. Make sure you trust this site if you choose to proceed. Better safe than sorry!

2. There are numerous grammatical errors in the email (meaning it was very likely written by someone in another country). It was definitely NOT written by anyone at Netflix.

3. If Netflix was actually interested in your book, they would not send you such a generic letter. And, the scammer said they are considering “3 books” to try to make you think you might have to compete with the others. They do this to create a sense of urgency for their victims. Rest assured that hundreds, if not thousands, of authors received the exact same email – NOT three.

4. “Any unsolicited emails or calls from the writer/author will not be entertained by Netflix.”

They don’t want you to contact Netflix directly because they know that then you’ll find out it’s a scam.

5. The email has a confidentiality clause, which is absurd. They’re basically saying if you tell anyone about the email, you won’t get the deal. Total B.S.

6. If you contact them, they’ll probably woo you for awhile, trick you into thinking it’s actually going to happen, name some celebrities that they’ve “signed” to be in the movie/series, and then pressure you into paying them thousands and thousands of dollars for their scam “service.”

7. There is nothing on Netflix’s corporate website that uses the name of the Netflix division used in the email.

I’m glad you contacted me. You just saved yourself a small fortune. These scammers charge tens of thousands and more while promising hopeful authors fame and fortune. Of course, those authors instead end up broke…and broken-hearted.

Angela Hoy lives on a mountain in North Georgia. She is the publisher of, the President and CEO of and AbuzzPress, and the author of 24 books.

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3 Responses to "SCAM ALERT: No, Netflix did NOT just email you about turning your book into a movie!"

  1. Cheryl Tuskes  October 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Great post. Just curious. How do they legitimately go about adapting a book? Do they contact the publisher first?

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of  October 19, 2021 at 10:56 am



  2. Linda G  October 15, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Angie you are the scam buster! I give you the crown!

    Keep busting!