(Video) Tips to Avoid Being Scammed When Visiting Mexico

In this video, I show you three things that every tourist should know about Mexico’s Federal Consumer Protection that will help them avoid being overcharged, scammed or otherwise defrauded while visiting Mexico.

In the video, I reference one of our blog articles that covers the procedures to file a formal complaint with the Procuraduría Federal de Consumidor (known more commonly as Profeco). Here it is:

How to Report a Consumer Violation to Profeco

Let’s Wrap This Up

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Well, that’s it for today. Hasta Luego.

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About the Author

Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico (qroo.us) to share their experiences, as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

28 Comments on "(Video) Tips to Avoid Being Scammed When Visiting Mexico"

  1. Another awesome post buddy!

  2. Thanks, I’ve been living here for 11 years and have many friends that come down to visit, I’m sure they will find this very help full.

  3. awesome video! great job and like the background vs a plain white background. Helpful info!

    • Thanks. Slowly but surely I’m getting better at this…lol.

    • Robert Frost | April 18, 2019 at 6:15 pm | Reply

      Great information! We have lived in Mexico for over a year and I wasn’t aware of the tarifario. I usually have a good experience with the taxis but occasionally I get a fare quote that is out of line. I will use this next time.

  4. Grant Andrew Allen | April 18, 2019 at 2:56 pm | Reply

    You are a natural. Keep up the good work amigo.

  5. Haril Walpole | April 18, 2019 at 2:59 pm | Reply

    Thank you…. Awesome information.

  6. Shellie Powers | April 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm | Reply

    So good to know, thanks so much yet again!

  7. David Niehenke | April 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm | Reply

    Preparing to move to Tulum and I find your blog and now your videos awesome. Thank you.

  8. Always enjoy you postings and now videos. Any planned get together the week of May 8 to May 15? We will be in Playa that week.

  9. Hi Paul,
    Did you ever discuss in your blogs the insurance requirements to drive my Mexican licensed and insured car to the U.S. and where to get coverages for U.S. driving?

  10. Great vlog. But how do the vendors in the flea market get away without prices on their products? We love to haggle with them, but most of the time there is no price label on the items.

  11. Great info. I’ve been coming to Cancun since 2012 and I learned something new from your video. Thanks!

  12. John W Wirtanen | April 18, 2019 at 6:56 pm | Reply

    Great info! … and, BTW, great voice!

  13. Well done, as usual. Thanks!

  14. Timothy Parker | April 19, 2019 at 10:52 am | Reply

    Thanks for the info Paul. Good to know. Hopefully the wife and I are headed down to your area in June. If not, for sure in Oct.

  15. Enjoyed the video – and hearing your voice. I agree, you are a natural.

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