Profeco: What is the penalty for charging commission on card payments?

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It is becoming increasingly common for consumers to make their own products Payments by debit or credit cardHowever, in some places They charge a commission For that. This practice is completely forbidden and carries a penalty.

According to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection (Profeco), In Mexico, no establishment should charge fees or commissions for paying by card. In light of these illegal practices, Profeco encourages consumers to file complaints.

How much is the fine for charging a fee for card payments?

Accordingly Federal consumer protection law (LFPC), the charging of commissions for card payments was classified as an abusive practice and a commission of between 3 and 5 percent was charged.

But according to the LFPC, “suppliers are not in a position to use coercive and unfair commercial methods or practices or unfair or imposed terms or conditions in the supply of products or services.”

Anyone who charges an improper fee may be fined up to 3 million,776,000,174 Mexican pesos, according to the Federal Consumer Protection Law.


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DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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