Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

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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WebRecon Stats for Mar 2018: Strike That, Reverse It

Quick analysis: Sooo…. do you remember in January when we told you that the 4925 CFPB complaints filed that month blew past the previous record of 4648 CFPB complaints filed in March 2017? Well, it has happened again with 5225 complaints filed in March 2018, eclipsing January’s record of 4925. Beyond that, we saw an interesting…

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WebRecon Stats for Feb 2018: Is FCRA the New TCPA?

Quick analysis: Is FCRA the New TCPA? Prelude…vcra big picture. In a month where the numbers of every other type of complaint was a bit depressed, FCRA has continued its remarkable growth streak, with a strong 422 plaintiffs represented in February invoking the statute. FCRA used to be the ugly stepchild to TCPA, the statute that…

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WebRecon Stats for Jan 2018: Starting with a Bang

Quick analysis: 2018 started with a bit of a bang. FDCPA complaints were at their highest since Aug 2017, FCRA and TCPA were both up from last month and even with all of the drama around CFPB leadership, CFPB complaints had (by far) their highest month ever with 4925 complaints. The next highest months were August…

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WebRecon Stats for Dec 2017 & Year in Review

Quick analysis: Well, it’s done. The year 2017 ended on a bit of a whimper, with FDCPA litigation down -5.8% and TCPA (shockingly) down -9.3%. This is TCPA’s first year-over-year decline since TCPA lawsuits became more than a novelty in the late-2000’s. Only FCRA posted an increase, up +9.9% over 2016. Here are year-over-year litigation numbers…

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WebRecon Stats for November 2017: Bizarro Stats

Quick analysis: In the month of November, every type of complaint that was down for the month is up for the year, and vice versa. Sort of like the Bizarro version of the monthly stats! Other than that, all of the complaint types seem to be more or less sticking to the script for the month.…

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WebRecon Stats for October 2017: TCPA’s October Surprise?

Quick analysis: Yep. TCPA. It looks like TCPA will end down from the previous year for the first time since, well, ever. Sitting at 3758 (at the end of Oct) with two months to go in 2017, it is really hard to see how TCPA makes up ground to surpass 2015’s record total of 4855 suits.…

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