Although far and away most visitors to Mexico City leave with no regrets, occasionally there will be complaints with service providers. Consumer complaints are taken seriously.
If you’ve experienced an egregious situation, feel you’ve been treated unfairly, or that you’ve lost money to fraud or business dishonesty, you may want to contact PROFECO.
The Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor, literally the Consumers’ Federal Prosecutor, is charged with enforcing standing law and investigating violations. The prosecutors office will respond from international visitors concerns exactly as they will from citizens and residents of the city. They also perform random inspections and have the authority to fine or close businesses. They also make public lists of complaints and the worst offenders.
These are the most common infractions PROFECO investigates, though clearly it’s not all they hear about.
Contacting PROFECO is easy, and encouraged by those working at PROFECO.
Remember that even if your personal case can’t be justly resolved (although it may very well be resolved), by reporting it, you’ll very likely reduce the same injustice from being repeated.
Phone: 5568 8722 or 01 800 468 8722
The Mexico City PROFECO office is at:
Avenida José Vasconcelos 208,
Col. Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México. C.P. 06140