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Mexico: New criminal offense — illegal extrajudicial debt collection

from Lexology

On 23 June 2017, a reform to the Federal Criminal Code was enacted to classify the criminal offense of "illegal extrajudicial debt collection" established in article 284 Bis. This offense consists of using violence or intimidation to demand the payment of a debt, either personally or through any other means. As this crime is deemed a federal offense, the debts included are those arising from activities regulated by federal laws, such as the Law of Credit Institutions, the General Law of Negotiable Instruments and Credit Transactions, the General Law on Ancillary Credit Organizations and Activities more


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