The Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor, or Office of the Federal Prosecutor for the Consumer (PROFECO, for short) is an organization of the Mexican government, dependent of the Attorney General, designed to protect consumers against abuses or fraud by companies operating in Mexico.
Mexico became the second Latin American nation to pass a Federal Consumer Protection Law, on February 5, 1976, and later became the first to create an Office for a Prosecutor. By 1982, the Office had 32 representations, one in each State and one in the Federal District.
The institution publishes a magazine informing consumers of the quality of different products. It also evaluates the quality of gas stations throughout the country, and resolves numerous disputes nationwide.
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