WebRecon Feb 2024 Stats: Mixed Feb, But YTD Complaints Still High

Quick analysis: Mixed Feb, But YTD Complaints Still High For Feb 2024, FDCPA cases (-20.1%) and TCPA cases (-32%) fell while FCRA cases (+26.4%) and CFPB complaints (+20.4) increased. YTD, everything is still way up. YTD, everything is still up over 2023 by double digits: FDCPA +19.8% TCPA +32.8% FCRA +40.4% CFPB +39.2% In other news, […]

WebRecon Dec 2023 Stats & Year in Review

Quick analysis: Down December & Year in Review The final stats of 2023 are in and for the first time since June, they show the big three statutes (TCPA -4.3%, FDCPA -.3%, FCRA -14.1%) all down from the previous month. CFPB complaints ended the month up +9.4%. It’s been another wild year of swings for […]

WebRecon Nov 2023 Stats: FCRA Up for the Month, TCPA Up YTD

Quick analysis: With just December consumer litigation left to tabulate in the coming weeks, 2023 YTD looks to have shaken out like this… TCPA is up (+8.9%), FCRA is about even (-.3%) and FDCPA is down (-10.3%). The die appears to be cast for one of the most interesting spreads in memory. The only real question […]

WebRecon Sept 2023 Stats: The Pendulum…

Quick analysis: The Pendulum… September saw the consumer complaint pendulum keep on swinging. After August’s big month for lawsuits, most were back down in the month-over-month comparisons. FCRA suits were the exception – while FCRA had been the one consistent growth area in consumer litigation over the last couple of years, they’ve tended to swing with […]

WebRecon Aug 2023 Stats: The Roller Coaster

Quick analysis: The Roller Coaster Continues After a down June and a mixed July, lawsuits and complaints were up across the board again in August. FDCPA complaints (+15%) led the pack with FCRA (+6.5%) and TCPA (+5.3%) following. In spite of all the month-over-month increases, only TCPA (+13.2%) remains up YTD, with FDCPA (-21.4%) and FCRA […]

WebRecon July 2023 Stats: Mixed Results

Quick analysis: Quick analysis: Mixed Results Well, it was bound to happen. Statistically speaking, anyway. For the first time I can remember in nearly 15 years of tracking these numbers, we had a 0.0% month-over-month change in one of the statutes (TCPA). Relevant? No. Meaningful? Also no. But interesting to me nonetheless, and since I write […]

WebRecon June 2023 Stats: Another “Down” Month

Quick analysis: Another “Down” Month Alright, this is kind of funny. The numbers have been swinging pretty wildly this year so far, because I just looked over the headlines of each month’s blog post and this is what they say: Jan: WebRecon Stats: 2023 Starts With Some Bite (Lawsuits Up) Feb: Feb 2023 WebRecon Stats: The […]

WebRecon May 2023 Stats: Everything Up Again

Quick analysis: After a slowdown in April, everything jumped up in May. How high? FDCPA was up +14.1%, FCRA was up +20% and TCPA was up a whopping 98.2%. YTD cases are still down in two out of three of those, with FDCPA down -28.5% and FCRA down -8.5% over 2022, while TCPA’s big month propelled […]

WebRecon April 2023 Stats: Everything Down Again

Quick analysis: In April, everything was down again (mostly by double digits) after a short March rebound. How far down? FDCPA was down -16.2% for the month and -18.3% YTD. FCRA was down -10.1% for the month and -30.2% YTD. And TCPA was down -16.9% for the month, but was the only one still up a […]

WebRecon March 2023 Stats: Increased Complaints Across the Board

Quick analysis: Increased Complaints Across the Board In March, some ground was made up against February’s much lower-than-normal numbers with FDCPA (+9.5%), FCRA (+20.9%) and FCRA (+27.1%) all way up over the previous month, and CFPB complaints even got in on the action with a +15% increase as well. Year-to-date, FDCPA (-31.8%) and FCRA (-9.4%) are […]