What's the truth about captcha entry sites?

@paoxav (1382)
Philippines
January 16, 2010 5:51am CST
I've heard that spammers are using captcha entry sites to solve their captchas and will able to register to other popular sites to spam it's members. How true is this? I've been working on a popular captcha sites and it says that their goal is to assist those visually and hearing impaired persons wishing to use computers and internet. Well, they are still innocent until proven guilty. I will continue to type captchas on that site because they pay me consistently and on time so I will not consider them as a scam.
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Jan 10
No matter what you do online, if a spammer wanted to bad enough they would find a way to cause trouble. No place is 100 percent safe. However, if you are being paid consistently and making good money then you have no real reason to be overly concerned. Scams are dangerous from the get-go. THey wouldn't string you along, and they would take you for everything you have. So keep doing what you're doing. I'm glad you're trying to make the internet an easier place for those people like me who are blind, and use assiistive technology to use the computer on a day-to-day basis.
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Feb 10
I'm that way about most things. Captuas frusterate me to no end. I've come across a few of them, but I don't usually hang around on sites that are known for them. Its very anoying to me, because in attempts to make sure a "human" is trying to enter data, the captas are often difficult to read and cause me to just not even finish what I've started. I have windows live (don't use it all that much) and I have the above accounts including a ffn account. I'm aware of them, but despite their best efforts, it takes me forever to enter those codes. And, some sites like proboards don't even have an option for the blind. That's part of the reason I take the approach I do. Not everyone's the same, and developers don't always take this into account.
• China
20 Feb 10
yes they could possibly be spammers that are using you to fill in the security checks that most website nowadays implement.