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  • n. Plural form of skimmer.


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  • The operation enlisted seven waiters, who were known as "skimmers"; their slim, 3-inch-long devices were called "bacon-makers," an indictment said.

    Steakhouse Staff Allegedly Took Cut

  • Or, at least, the hypothesis that azhdarchids were obligate skimmers is rejected.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Their jaws are elongate but lack the specializations present in skimmers, mud-probers or surface gleaners, and their long, straight neck vertebrae indicate that they could only raise and lower the neck vertically.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Just and company tested three groups: speed readers, normal readers, and "skimmers" -- that is, people who were told to read rapidly but had no special training.

    Chicago Reader

  • Prosecutors say he used "skimmers" -- electronic devices that grab the number and download the information, which he used to buy flat-screen TVs and gift cards. stories

  • For instance, they used some of the same fences and bought information from some of the same bank, store or restaurant workers known as "skimmers," who used scanning devices that copied credit-card information from customers from here and all over the world, including Russia, Libya, Lebanon and China.

    86 Arrested in ID Theft

  • Related News Hub: Michaels Customers Credit Cards Hacked Table: Affected Michaels Stores Earlier: Debit-Card Scam Targets Michaels While Michaels has not revealed details of how its equipment was compromised, retail experts say that the thieves probably installed devices called skimmers, which can read and copy information in the magnetic strips on the backs of debit cards.

    Debit-Card Heist Lasted Months

  • The thefts apparently involved the use of electronic devices called skimmers that allowed crooks to record information from shoppers' debit cards and steal their personal identification numbers, or PINs.

    Thieves Swipe Debit Card Data

  • She pulled the transponder-pack from each cycle, preventing the bulk of the Cardassian regiment from calling the skimmers back.


  • Jacas provided the thieving waiters with electronic devices called "skimmers," which were used to swipe the identities of at least 50 diners, investigators said.

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