Complaints against debt collectors filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau edged lower in July compared with June - 3,269 from 3,390, according to data reported Tuesday.
July marks one year since the CFPB began fielding complaints against the collection industry. In July 2013, there were only 901 complaints filed as the CFPB ramped up the program. Those numbers jumped the next month. WebRecon, a data tracking firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich., pulled the data from the CFPB, along with lawsuit totals filed at U.S. district courts.