Skimming involves the unauthorised copying of electronic data from credit or debit cards. Although it is often done by dishonest shop assistants, in recent years has involved more sophistocated electronic devices. This can include stealing credit card data by swiping the card through a machine (which may be concealed within a valid ATM) that reads information on the magnetic strip. These details are then used to make counterfeit cards, which are often sold on.
Skimming happens when someone, often a retail store employee, uses his or her own electronic device to swipe your card and gather its account information. This sometimes happens when the employee is already holding your card during a purchase at a register.
Skimming is another method identity thieves use to get your personal information. Itâ€™s usually done by an employee of a restaurant, a gas station, or any other place where you swipe your card. They have little swiping tools of their own, which they use to quickly swipe your card. A good way to prevent skimming is to always swipe your own card.
The replication of account information encoded on the magnetic stripe of a valid card and its subsequent use for fraudulent transactions in which a valid authorization occurs. The account information is captured from a valid card and then re-encoded on a counterfeit card. The term "skimming" is also used to refer to any situation in which electronically transmitted or stored account data is replicated and then re-encoded on counterfeit cards or used in some other way for fraudulent transactions.
identifying the main ideas of a text by reading first and last paragraphs, beginning sentences in other paragraphs (topic sentences), and noting other organizational clues such as title, bold type, italics, capitalized words, captions, etc.
Skimming is a high speed reading process and involves visually searching the sentences of a page for clues to meaning. It is conducted at a higher rate (700 wpm plus) than normal reading for comprehension (around 200-230 wpm)(sometimes known as rauding), and results in lower comprehension rates, especially with information-rich reading material.
(see also "Cherry Picking"): A practice, usually in a prospective payment system, by which a health plan attempts to enroll (by selection, policy, or other practices) only the most healthy subscribers and to systematically exclude less healthy individuals at higher risk for difficult or expensive treatment. A variation of skimming is the practice of providing only those services that are most favorably reimbursed by payers.
A practice by a healthcare organization which attempts to ensure, by a wide variety of practices and processes, that the most healthy, least difficult, lower risk, and/or least expensive to treat are enrolled within the MCO as a means of controlling costs.