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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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WebRecon Stats for Nov 2019: November was a mixed bag…

Quick analysis: November was a mixed bag… On the one hand, FDCPA and FCRA litigation were both down from October, -5.2% and -8% respectively. And FDCPA litigation was also down 5.9% over the month of October 2018 *and* down -9% YTD. TCPA was down -6.3% over the month of Oct 2018 and down -15.3% YTD. All…

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WebRecon Stats for Oct 2019: Litigation Up Across the Board

Quick analysis: Litigation Up Across the Board: FCRA Weakest in October, but Strongest in 2019 FDCPA, TCPA and FCRA litigation were all up in October over the previous month, though what has consistently been the strongest statute in filing strength (FCRA) was far weaker than the two that have been traditionally dropping (FDCPA and TCPA). YTD…

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WebRecon Stats for Sept 2019: 3rd Quarter Results, FDCPA Ekes One Out

Quick analysis: 3rd Quarter Results, FDCPA Ekes One Out The 3rd quarter has officially wrapped, and for the most part the years’ trends have solidified. CFPB complaints and FDCPA/TCPA lawsuits are down by significant margins while FCRA lawsuits are up. Not statistically important… but like a sprout pushing through the crack in a sidewalk, FDCPA litigation…

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WebRecon Stats for Aug 2019: They don’t call it “Fall” for nuthin’…

Quick analysis: They don’t call it “Fall” for nuthin’… After everything (FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA) was up by double-digit percentages last month, everything is down by double-digit percentages this month. Well, almost. FDCPA had to be difficult and mess up my sweeping allegory by keeping its toe just under the line at 9.9%. But with that one…

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