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skimming

Etymology: Dan, skumme
a practice, sometimes used by health programs that receive their income on a prepaid or capitation basis, of seeking to enroll only relatively healthy individuals as a means of increasing profits by decreasing costs. See also skimping.

skimming

In health care, the practice of a for-profit corporation entering the market, attracting the business of patients who can pay, and avoiding treating the indigent.
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For that we studied a country or two where the skimming practice was quite common till a few years ago,' he said.
The incidents of ATM skimming are rising in Karachi nowadays.
Asda service station, Thornaby: A caller reported he thought a skimming device had been put on one of the card machines at the petrol pump.
At the Conexxus Annual Conference in May, Taylor revealed skimming is so worrisome that he spoke to the U.
We are seeing an increase in skimming attacks also in Middle East, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with various central banks in the region issuing alerts after skimming attacks were carried out by organised crime groups.
The arrest is based on a report of a Bank of Commerce official who found out that Iliev earlier installed a skimming device around 10:23 p.
Other recent skimming incidents include skimming device found on ATMs belonging to $976 million Eugene, Ore.
The reader approaches skimming from a different angle, literally, by requiring users to insert cards into the reader via the long edge, instead of the traditional short edge.
Reports of credit card misuse to Harford police agencies and discoveries of skimming devices at several local banks increased around the same time that prosecutors say the Bulgarian conspiracy was operating around the Baltimore region.
The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric), reports that 189 hand-held skimming machines and 36 ATM-mounted skimming devices were retrieved throughout the country in 2010.
Gardai say criminal gangs are stealing EUR1million a month with skimming machines costing just EUR1,500.