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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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Instead of attaching the skimming device with particular parts like the keyboard or where the ATM card is inserted, they glued it anywhere on the machine.
ATM skimming can be regarded as identity theft for debit cards.
At around 11am on July 18, the caller had noticed a man pull up at the pump who looked to be 'messing about' with the machine and it now appeared to have a skimming device on it.
We started talking about the World Stone Skimming Championships and it soon became clear that that was going to be our next production.
So, why has skimming reached a near-crisis level in the past 12 to 18 months?
Having led the inception and evolution of the ATM in the Middle East for over 15 years, Diebold is helping local banks to fight against skimming and other criminal activities by offering technologies to protect customers and also by promoting the development and adoption of industry best practices and standards.
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.
By shifting a card's angle 90 degrees, ActivEdge prevents all modern skimming devices from reading the card's full magnetic stripe, eliminating the devices' ability to steal card data.
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.