Complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about collectors totaled 2,975 in January, more than double the 1,254 in December. In 2013, starting in July when the CFPB began tracking the data,  11,043 complaints were filed against collectors.

There were a total of 627 collections agencies cited in the complaints. WebRecon LLC, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based data firm, provided the CFPB's data.

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