NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 23 that National Scouting Report Inc. (NSR) will pay more than $20,000 and reform its business practices after allegations of lying to clients through improper sales and advertising practices.

NSR is a prominent athletic scouting and college recruiting business targeting high school students. The company is based in Alabaster, Alabama. According to Scheiderman’s office, the company use false claims on its website and in advertisements about the success of its programs. NSR agents purportedly took advantage of the hopes and dreams of its clients, offering promises beyond their power to guarantee.

“Preying on the hopes and aspirations of New York’s young, devoted athletes is incredibly cynical,” Schneiderman said. “Students who are attempting to use their athletic promise to further their educational opportunities should not have to worry about being exploited by those seeking to make a profit, without any consideration for their success.”

The case was handled for New York by assistant attorney general Matthew S. Eubank of the Brooklyn Regional Office, under the supervision of assistant attorney general-in-charge Michael Barbosa of the Brooklyn Regional Office and executive deputy attorney general Marty Mack.

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