Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

WebRecon Stats for Feb 2019: Keep on keeping on

Quick analysis: Keep on keeping on. February 2019 showed the new year is, so far, continuing the trends from 2018. FCRA, CFPB complaints are up. TCPA, FDCPA complaints are down. BBB reporting lags too far behind the other categories to make any sense in the grid, but year over year complaints against creditors and debt collectors are…

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WebRecon Stats for Jan 2019: Out of the Gate

Quick analysis: Well, it looks like 2019 begins with a screech out of the gates. In January, all three of the main consumer statutes we track (FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA) were up significantly over December 2018. But only FCRA was also up over January 2018 as well. FDCPA was up +25.8% over Dec, but down -11.9% compared…

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WebRecon Stats for Nov 2018: BBB, BCFP, FCRA Still Growing, FDCPA & TCPA Not So Much

Quick analysis: As the year gets ready to close out, consumer complaint data is staying pretty consistent with patterns established early on. BBB and BCFP complaints have both dramatically increased in 2018 (ignore the red on the “current month” column of the grid, the numbers for those two categories are never really all in until 30-60…

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WebRecon Stats for Oct 2018: Up for the month… mostly down for the year

Quick analysis: Up for the month… mostly down for the year. As the year is getting ready to draw to a close, the trends that have been apparent from early on seem to be cementing in. Lawsuits have been up and down a lot this year, but the overall YTD trend has been pretty clear that…

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WebRecon Stats for Sept 2018: What Goes Up…

… must come down. After the first across-the-board rise in every complaint category (since early 2016) in August, we are now looking at a significant across-the-board drop in every category for September. How significant? Every category is down by double digits, from 16.8% (BCFP complaints) to 31.5% (TCPA complaints). What does this mean? Usually, not…

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WebRecon Stats for August 2018: It’s a Sweep!

Quick analysis: It’s a sweep! For the first time in two and a half years (Feb 2016), every category of complaint we track on a monthly basis (FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, BCFP and even BBB) are up over the previous month. Furthermore, all three lawsuits categories (FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA) are up by significant margins (24.1%, 13.6% and…

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WebRecon Stats for July 2018: Summer Doldrums Continue (for Plaintiffs)

Quick analysis: Quick analysis: Summer Doldrums Continue (for Plaintiffs) With the exception of a minor (+1.6%) bump in FCRA claims, everything was down in July again. FDCPA and TCPA (-6.0%, -2.1% respectively) and CFPB complaints (-7.2%) all continued in their sluggish performance from June. Year-to-date, FCRA is still the only statute that is up for the…

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WebRecon Stats for June 2018: Summer Slump?

Quick analysis: Summer slump… Everything was down in June. FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA (-2.4%, -26.6% and -20.9%, respectively) and CFPB complaints (-11.4%) all plummeted from what had been a strong May for all categories (except CFPB complaints, which were down a hair from April, -.8%). Year-to-date, FCRA is the only statute that is up for the…

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WebRecon Stats for May 2018: Get back to where you once belonged.

Quick analysis: After an April of across-the-board drops in consumer complaint activity, May 2018 saw a bit of a rebound in every category except for CFPB complaints. But give those a week or two for the stragglers to come in, and we suspect those will be up as well. Notably, FDCPA is up 10.4% and…

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WebRecon Stats for April 2018: I’m goin’ down, down, down, down…

Quick analysis: Everything was down last month. Even CFPB complaints, which have been on a tear, dropped by 10% from the previous month. And FCRA, which has been bucking all trends to have its breakout year, dropped by 9.7%. Those two categories, incidentally, are the only two that are still up YTD. Just down for the…

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