Category Archives: Blog/Litigation Stats

Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, March 2015

Quick analysis: March litigation against debt collectors built on a growth trend from the previous month, with all three statutes increasing their month-over-month numbers (FDCPA +3.9%, TCPA +15.5% and FCRA +3.3%) and, except for TCPA, year-over-year (FDCPA +3.2%, TCPA -9.2% and FCRA +6.8%). Year to date, FDCPA is up 11.9% and FCRA is up 13.8%. TCPA…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, February 2015

Quick analysis: February litigation against debt collectors picked up a bit from January\’s across-the-board decline, but (surprisingly) TCPA is still lagging significantly from both last month (down 13.4%) and this time last year (down 46.1%). Both FDCPA and FCRA have increased over last month (up 10.1% and 28.2%, respectively) and this time last year (up 5.9%…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, January 2015

Quick analysis: 2015 has started with a whimper, with CFPB complaints just edging up from December 2014, but FDCPA/FCRA/TCPA litigation all decisively lower than they were in December (9%, 14.1% and 17.9%, respectively). The lift in CFPB complaints is 7.1%, though history shows that will tighten up in the weeks ahead as more cases from January…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, December 2014 and Year in Review

Quick analysis: Consumer litigation, particularly TCPA, has come roaring back after an anemic December 2014. CFPB complaints look flat from November to December, but the December numbers are still likely to increase by a couple hundred complaints as they continue to trickle in. In December, there were 172 TCPA lawsuits (after an inexplicable November dip to…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, November 2014

Quick analysis: Happy holidays from WebRecon! After a rally in October, everything is back to normal except TCPA litigation. FDCPA, which spiked in October to a rare 900+ lawsuits, is back down to a more normal 713 in November. FCRA which was over 225 is down to 173, and CFPB complaints which had rocketed to well…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, October 2014

Quick analysis: CFPB, FDCPA & FCRA complaints rally, TCPA tumbles. In October we saw a strong showing for CFPB, FDCPA and FCRA complaints. CFPB complaints against debt collectors are up 4% over September, but in reality that will go up a few points as complaints from the month continue to come in over the next few…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, September 2014

Quick analysis: After a slow, slow August, things seem to be snapping back into place with consumer litigation up across the board in September, though CFPB complaints do seem to be on a bit of a decline. CFPB complaints are down 22.4% from 3232 in August to 2640 in September (but this number is likely to…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, August 2014

Quick analysis: For the first time in memory (and possibly ever), everything is down in August, including TCPA. And TCPA almost never goes down. Looks like everything took an August siesta this year. CFPB complaints are down 16.4% from 3472 in July to 2984 in August. FDCPA lawsuits are down 14.3% from 833 in July to…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, July 2014

Quick analysis: July is a milestone month for CFPB complaints against debt collectors, if only because we have reached the one-year mark for complaint reporting and can begin benchmarking year-over-year comparisons. Having said that, month #1 for CFPB complaints against debt collectors (July 2013) was pretty tame with only 901 complaints filed – a number that…

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Debt Collection Litigation & CFPB Complaint Statistics, June 2014

Quick analysis: In an interesting (yet relatively meaningless) twist, June 2014 FDCPA litigation is up but TCPA and FCRA litigation are down over May 2014. FDCPA litigation had a relatively strong month with 806 suits filed, up 4% over 774 suits filed in May. TCPA and FCRA were both down a bit (particularly FCRA), with 4.3%…

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