Skimming is another method identity thieves use to get your personal information. Typically it is accomplished by running your credit card, ATM card, driver’s license, etc. through a card reader, aka “skimmer”. The information is then stored for later use. Often the perpetrators are an employee of a restaurant, a gas station, or any other place, where you give your card to someone else to process a transaction. Once your information is skimmed, they can then make purchases or even use the information to steal your good name or create a replica of your card.