Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

WebRecon Stats for Jan 2021: Lawsuit complaints 🔻 down from 2020, ↕️ mixed from previous month…

Quick analysis: 2021 Starts Down Compared To 2020 It’s something, right? All three of the major statutes are down in January from where they were a year ago at this time: FDCPA (-24.3%), FCRA (-4.4%) and TCPA (-55.6%). Of course, FCRA and TCPA are both up over December 2020 (+3.1% and +23.2% respectively) and FDCPA is…

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WebRecon Stats for Dec 2020 and Year in Review

Quick analysis: Well, 2020 ended pretty much as it ran throughout the year. FDCPA suits were down fairly dramatically from 2019 at -17.6%, TCPA was down more nominally at -3.3%, but it was actually more dramatic than that due to some early-year suits that distorted the numbers, and FCRA ended up +5.3% – the only consumer…

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WebRecon Stats for Nov 2020: A Good Month for Debt Collectors…

Quick analysis: Lots of good news for debt collectors in November’s litigation numbers… FDCPA and FCRA are way down for the month of November (-19%, -24.9% respectively), while TCPA is up 5.6% over last month. Year to date, it is FDCPA and TCPA that are down (-17.1%, -1.7% respectively) while FCRA is the only one that…

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WebRecon Stats for Oct 2020 & Year-End Projections…

Quick analysis: Happy Thanksgiving! Amid an unremarkable month, we are prepared to make some official predictions about the final numbers for the year. But first, the month. CFPB complaints (+4.8%), FCRA suits (+11.4%) and TCPA suits (+2.9%) were all up this month, while FDCPA suits (-5.2%) were down. Similar trending is in place for all of…

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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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