WebRecon Feb 2023 Stats: The Red Sea

Quick analysis: The Red Sea It may have happened once or twice over the years, I’m not even sure (and who has the time to go through all of those blog posts?) but even if so, it’s exceedingly rare. February 2023 saw every category in our famous consumer complaint grid turn red, meaning all TCPA, FDCPA […]

WebRecon Stats: 2023 Starts With Some Bite

Quick analysis: 2023 Starts With Some Bite January ’23 continued December ’22s trend of two out of three statutes (plus CFPB complaints) being up for the month. It was just a different two. In January, CFPB complaints (+20.9%), FDCPA (+15.5%) and TCPA (+41.5%) were all up by significant margins, while FCRA (-2.7%) was down nominally. CFPB […]

WebRecon Stats Dec ’22 & Year in Review

Quick analysis: WebRecon Stats Dec ’22 & Year in Review Litigation activity picked up a bit for an end-of-year rally as FDCPA complaints (+11.2%) hit double digits over last month and FCRA complaints (+8%) were also up more than usual. TCPA complaints (-32.4%) were still down though, by a lot. For the full year 2022, FDCPA […]

WebRecon Stats for Nov ’22: Two Turtle Doves and a Lump of Coal

Quick analysis: Two Turtle Doves and a Lump of Coal Happy holidays to you and yours! November 2022 was a mixed bag for litigation. FDCPA (-10.4%) and FCRA (-2.4%) lawsuits were both down for the month, but TCPA (+4.5%) lawsuits had a mini (and relatively uncharacteristic) surge. Year-to-date, FDCPA (-31%!) and TCPA (-11.2%) continued year-over-year declines, […]

WebRecon Stats for Oct 2022: Halloween Treat

Quick analysis: Halloween Treat: Lawsuits Continue Slide For the second month is a row, TCPA, FDCPA and FCRA lawsuits were all down from the previous month. While the September drop was steeper, October’s continued slide was nothing to boo at with TCPA down -2.2%, FDCPA down -7.2% and even FCRA down by -9.2%. Unlike September, October’s […]

WebRecon Stats for Sept 2022: Last Month Was So Last Month

Quick analysis: Last Month Was So Last Month. In August, all of the rows were green, meaning CFPB complaints, TCPA, FDCPA and FCRA lawsuits were all up over July. However, in September all of the rows are red, meaning, well you know. Everything went boom in comparison to August. And all by double-digits, except for FCRA […]

WebRecon Stats for Aug 2022: Summer Vacations are Over

Quick analysis: Summer Vacations are Over After a summer season where most litigation was either consistently down or only marginally increasing, August litigation and consumer complaints rebounded with double-digit increases across the board. TCPA (+33.3%) led the month with the stongest increase, followed by FDCPA (+15.5%) and FCRA (+11.9%). FCRA is still the only statute ahead […]

WebRecon Stats for July: From a Slog to a Slump

Quick analysis: From a slog to a slump. Last month we talked about the “June Litigation Slog” – and now we are extending it to the “Dog Days Slump”. Consumer litigation is down across the board again from last month (TCPA -3.8%, FDCPA -18.7%, FCRA -5.1%), and YTD too (TCPA -26.1%, FDCPA -23.6%) with the exception […]

WebRecon Stats: June Litigation Slog

Quick analysis: June Litigation Slog June 2022 wasn’t particularly robust, nor lackluster, nor surprising. FDCPA lawsuits were down a bit (-3.7%) while TCPA and FCRA lawsuits were up a bit (+4.8% and +.9% respectively). FDCPA and TCPA suits are still down double digits YTD (-20.7% and -28.8% respectively) while FCRA suits are still up YTD (+4.4%). […]

It’s Opposite Month: WebRecon Stats for May 2022

Quick analysis: It’s Opposite Month! May 2022 has defied every trendline in the consumer complaint and litigation spheres. TCPA and FDCPA lawsuits have been pretty consistently trending downward, while FCRA lawsuits and CFPB complaints have been trending upward. Not so this month. Turn it all around, you have TCPA (+6.8%) and FDCPA (+7.9%) both up over […]