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WebRecon Stats for Sept 2020: Another mixed bag…

Quick analysis: Another mixed bag… CFPB complaints and TCPA suits are down (-.6% and -23.6% respectively) while FDCPA and FCRA suits are up (+8.5% and +9.3% respectively) for September 2020. Year to date the picture shakes out a little differently, with CFPB complaints and FDCPA suits both down for the year (-3.9% and -15.5% respectively) while…

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WebRecon Stats for Aug 2020: The Red Zone…

Quick analysis: The Red Zone… There’s a lot of red on August’s consumer complaint grid. CFPB complaints and FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA complaints were all down from July; all but FCRA were all down from August 2019; and CFPB complaints and FCPA complaints are both down YTD. FCRA and TCPA are still up for the year,…

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WebRecon Stats for July 2020: Everything is up, everything is down, and a split decision.

Quick analysis: Everything is up, everything is down, and a split decision. If we had spent the past 11.5 years analyzing consumer litigation stats by the neatness of the designs they make on our nifty grid, I think we would be ready to shut it down because we have a winner. In the month of July…

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WebRecon Stats for June 2020: An Interesting Dichotomy

Quick analysis: An Interesting Dichotomy… For June, 2020 we have a picture I don’t quite remember seeing before. FDCPA is up a strong +20.2% over last month and FCRA/TCPA are both down pretty big as well, -12.9% and -11.1%, respectively. That on its own is fairly unusual. BUT… when you look at the YTD, we get…

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WebRecon Stats for May 2020: Back to normal, sort of – everything is down

Quick analysis: Back to normal, sort of – everything is down. We knew TCPA would be way down, because it was artificially inflated last month by some attorneys who crammed hundreds of plaintiffs into a handful of suits. So that is back to normal territory. But even so, May was the lowest month of the year…

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WebRecon Stats for April 2020: TCPWOW

Quick analysis: TCPWOW There seem to be one big lesson so far from the way consumer complaints and litigation are affected by a pandemic. They aren’t. Last month’s numbers are almost totally normal and average: CFPB complaints are up a bit, FDCPA complaints are down a hair, FCRA complaints are up a lot and TCPA complaints……

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WebRecon Stats for March 2020: You’re not gonna believe this…

Quick analysis: You’re not gonna believe this… Yes, lawsuits were down in March. That is no surprise. Courts closed, people started sheltering in place, commerce plummeted. But the shock is in how much lawsuits were down from the prior month. Or, more accurately speaking, in how *little* they were down. After a brief slowdown in the…

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WebRecon Stats for Feb 2020: It Starts… 🎌

Quick analysis: It starts… After a strong start to the year in litigation totals, consumer litigation took a bit of a tumble in February – at least compared to where it stood in January. FDCPA, FCRA and TCPA were all down for the month (-2.9%, -12.9% and down an incredible -49.3%, respectively). It is worth noting…

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WebRecon Stats for Jan 2020:👹👹 Year starts with complaints up across the board…

Quick analysis: 2020 Starts with complaints up across the board. Dec 2019: Everything ended the year down. Jan 2020: Everything began the year up. FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA were all up over last month, +1.6%, +11.5% and +28.6% respectively. FCRA was also up over last year January by +37.4%, while FDCPA and TCPA were down…

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WebRecon Stats for Dec 2019 and Year in Review: How Did Your Favorite Statutes Fare?

Quick analysis: 2019 Plays out exactly as expected… Well, 2019 is officially over, and with the end comes no real surprises. Everything was down for the month of December: FDCPA -.3%, TCPA -12.4%, FCRA -6.7% and CFPB complaints -6.6%. None of that is particularly surprising, but it isn’t all that important in the grand scheme either.…

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