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National Anti-Counterfeiting Bureau

document examination QUICK FACTS
  • The NACB delivers services from its site located in Ottawa.


The National Anti-Counterfeiting Bureau (NACB) is part of the RCMP's National Police Services (NPS) and provides expertise in counterfeits.


The counterfeits component examines suspect travel documents including passports and visas, as well as currency and credit cards, to determine if they are genuine.

  • conducts forensic examinations of Canadian and foreign bank notes and coins, travel documents and payment cards; and
  • classifies and records information pertaining to bank notes and counterfeit travel documents and disseminates this information to Canadian law enforcement, and to foreign partner agencies on a bilateral basis.