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skimming

[′skim·iŋ]
(hydrology)
Diversion of water from a stream or conduit by shallow overflow in order to avoid diverting sand, silt, or other debris carried as bottom load.
Withdrawal of fresh groundwater from a thin body or lens floating on salt water by means of shallow wells or infiltration galleries.

skimming

Copying account numbers and passwords during legitimate transactions; for example, looking over the shoulder of someone withdrawing from an ATM machine or while authorizing a credit card in a restaurant in a back room.
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ATM skimming is like identity theft for debit cards: Thieves use hidden electronics to steal the personal information stored on the card and record the PIN number to access all the cash in an individual's account.
ATM skimming is can be regarded as identity theft for debit cards.
In recent cases of skimming in Karachi, the skimming devices were found attached exactly in front of where one inserts his or her ATM card in the machines.
On Sunday, four Chinese nationals were arrested on suspicion of ATM skimming, the latest in a series of arrests linked to an organised gang behind a major electronic bank fraud in the city.
A statement issued by the senior superintendent police East said law enforcers received a call early this morning about a Chinese suspect skimming ATMs at Summit Bank and Muslim Commercial Bank in Tipu Sultan Road's Shabbirabad area.
We had arrived there for a work but the 'gang leader asked us for the ATM skimming and provided us ten thousand Chinese currency in exchange of ATM skimming ,' the officer said while quoting the arrested foreigners.
She banks with Lloyds, who told her that their records revealed it may have been a skimming machine on the ATM at Nunthorpe shops.
The dad of three then went into acting, appearing on programmes such as Casualty and Stella, also taking work as a cycle courier on the side - before taking up stone skimming two years ago.
But judging by the varied names given to the game - English alone has a few: skipping stones, skimming stones, skipping rocks, stone skiffing and ducks & drakes - it's fair to say the game is popular worldwide.
It is unlikely that many daily newspaper readers went this past year without seeing at least one story headline involving a skimming incident.
Luckily, in the UAE the risk of physical attacks or assaults is low compared to other countries, with skimming, a fraud carried out by compromising an ATM by using a card-reader device, representing the most serious security threat local banks are facing.