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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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With the increasing cases and loss of money because of ATM Card Fraud, the Joint Anti-Bank Robbery Action Committee (Jabrac) has strengthen its focus in locating ATM Fraud syndicates who are responsible for putting skimming devices to an automated teller machines," the PNP said in a statement.
The industry's first complete anti-skimming card reader prevents all known forms of skimming - the most prevalent type of ATM crime - as well as other forms of ATM fraud.
The Central Bank of Bahrain has been notified of a number of incidents of ATM frauds involving the debit and credit cards of different banks which are subjected to skimming, in one country in the region recently," said the CBB statement.
Skimming machines are devices attached to cash machines which take personal data from users which can then be used by criminals.
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.
IPSO's Una Dillon warned that while the rate of skimming activity had reduced in recent weeks, gangs could strike long after a card's details had been captured.
Skimming is the practice of illicitly obtaining details of an account, including pin numbers, in order to defraud.
The increase in ATM skimming incidents reported by EAST for the period January to June 2010 continues, with eleven countries reporting increases in such incidents, and four countries decreases.
Skimming is a term that covers a variety of strategies through which thieves attach devices or make material changes to an ATM in order acquire card and personal identification numbers.
Eight vessels have arrived from France after the French foreign minister volunteered the oil skimming boats from a French company, Ecoceane.
British Transport Police (BTP) said its Credit Card Fraud Investigation Unit had recovered 27 skimming devices this year after they had been used 58 times on London Underground ticket machines.
So-called skimming devices can be used to clone the cards of unsuspecting bank customers withdrawing cash from ATMs.