Are CAPTCHA Typing Jobs Legit or Scam?

CAPTCHA Typing Jobs are very popular in developing countries like India, Pakistan, Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, etc. This is mainly because they are easily available and do not require any skills. However, the biggest question is, Are CAPTCHA Typing Jobs legit?

I would say CAPTCHA Typing Jobs are just a scam. But some very popular websites continue to promote it either for their own vested interests or out of ignorance.

However, at BloggerzArena, I not only believe in guiding my readers to find Legitimate Methods Of Making Money Online but to make them vary about the Online Job Scams on the world wide web. That is the reason I wrote this article to let my readers know about CAPTCHA Scam.

Now before you hit the back button on your browser and start searching for Legit CAPTCHA Typing Jobs, I request you to please read this article through the end, and you will know why I consider CAPTCHA Typing Jobs to be a scam.

Why CAPTCHA Typing Jobs Are Scam?

Firstly let us understand what CAPTCHA is and how do CAPTCHA typing websites make money.


CAPTCHA is an acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." As the name suggests, it is the text or image verification you are asked to enter by certain websites to filter out bots from the human.

The reason websites use CAPTCHA it to prevent spammers and hackers from automatically performing a certain action on the website using automated scripts or "Bots".

These bots are often used by hackers to create user-generated scripts to crack passwords of Gmail, Facebook and other accounts through a technique called Brute Force. They may also be used to create multiple email ID's, posting spam comments on the blogs among various other Black Hat techniques.

How Does CAPTCHA Typing Work?

Hackers and people who are into Black Hat Techniques often make a lot of money by effectively using the bots. For example, hackers may use the bots to crack the password of a company's Facebook page and demand a ransom to give them back their Facebook page.

Similarly, they can create hundreds of email accounts in minutes by using these bots to automatically fill-up the forms on the website. These email ID's are then sold to marketing companies who use it to send unsolicited spam emails. There are various other ways people can use these bots to make money.

Therefore, to prevent the website and to prevent automated filling up of forms, websites started using CAPTCHA. This is because, unlike humans, the bots cannot read CAPTCHAs as the fonts used in the CAPTCHA is not standard. Moreover, some CAPTCHAs use blurred out fonts to make them unreadable by machines and some other CAPTCHAs use images and mathematical calculations which keep the bots puzzled.

Thus, using CAPTCHA can help websites prevent spam and Brute Force attacks. But hackers did come up with a workaround. To bypass CAPTCHA, these spammers use the services of CAPTCHA typing websites.

The CAPTCHA typing websites use an API  that captures the CAPTCHA image and uploads the same to their server. These websites then lure people into typing these CAPTCHA by making fake promises of providing big money.

The CAPTCHA typers then see the CAPTCHA uploaded to CAPTCHA typing websites and type it accurately. After the CAPTCHA is entered, it is then returned and placed in the required field.

This procedure thus enables spammers to bypass the CAPTCHA and help them spam the world wide web.

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Are CAPTCHA Typing Jobs Legal?

There is no explicit law which considers CAPTCHA typing to be illegal. However, by working with CAPTCHA typing websites, you are helping the hackers and spammers to continue their unethical, and in some cases illegal activities.

So, although not legal, CAPTCHA typing is certainly the most unethical way to Make Money Online.

Can You Really Make Money With CAPTCHA Typing?

I am sure there are people who do not mind making money the unethical way. So, ethics apart, can you really make money with CAPTCHA typing?

The answer is a big NO. The fact is One Cannot Earn Money With CAPTCHA Typing Jobs. This I say for the following reasons

1. Most CAPTCHA Typing Job Websites Are Scam

I've been researching about Online Money Making ideas for a while. From my experience, I can say that a majority of the websites which offer CAPTCHA typing jobs are a scam.

They will lure you into working them by promising high pay rates. But when you try to withdraw your earnings, you will be asked to pay "Payment Processing Charges" to withdraw your earnings to your bank account. Needless to say, you will never get your money.

While payment processing charges are for real, genuine money making programs deduct it from your earnings and do not ask you to pay anything to cash out. Also, they explicitly mention the charges on their website.

2. Pathetically Low Pay Rates

Though most of the CAPTCHA typing websites are a scam, there are some websites which will never ask you for payments. But again, these websites claim to offer high paying CAPTCHA Typing Jobs. However, once you register with them, you will realize the pay rates are always between $0.2 - $1 per hour.

Now let us consider, you spend 8 hours a day typing CAPTCHA on a website with average pay rates of $0.8/1000 CAPTCHA. If you have excellent typing speed, you can type up to 250 CAPTCHA per hour.

So in 8 hours, you can earn a maximum of (250 x 8)/1000 =$1.6. If you work for 25 days a month, your monthly earnings would be $40. After deducting your internet bills and electricity charges, your net profit would be less than $20.

Even in developing countries, a person without any skills can easily earn up to $100 per month. So do you really think it is wise to work for such a low paying Job?

If you can type in English and know how to use the internet, you are probably qualified enough to earn much more than $100.

3. Low Chances Of Cashing Out Your Earnings

If the low pay rates are not enough, there is no guarantee that you can actually cash out your earnings. Most CAPTCHA typing websites have a ridiculous rule of banning users who enter "few" incorrect CAPTCHAs. If you are banned, you lose all your earnings.

With my experience, I can say that 80-90 % people get banned before reaching the minimum withdrawal threshold. Banning people is just an easy excuse for denying payment. And you can simply not trust people to be ethical enough to pay you when they are promoting the unethical things.

Update: A lot of people seem to be enquiring about CAPTCHA club and want to know if CAPTCHA club is legit or scam. According to my research, CAPTCHAclub is a scam.

I say this as I have come across many people who say it demands a one-time fee of $40 to withdraw your earnings.

Also, their Facebook page is flooded with the payment related complaints. Other CAPTCHA club reviews also suggest that CAPTCHA club is a scam. So my advice is, do not waste your time and money with CAPTCHA club.

Final Words

CAPTCHA Entry is neither ethically correct nor will it make you rich. The only people who are actually benefitted by these type of work are CAPTCHA Typing websites and spammers. So do not waste your time, energy and money for it.

There are many Genuine Ways Of Making Money Online. Some of them may require you to have technical skills whereas others need just basic knowledge about the internet

If you do not have any technical skills, you can try ClixSense, which offers micro Jobs as well as surveys which you can complete to earn money.

Again, ClixSense cannot make you rich. But, if you are from Tier 1 country, you can easily make a couple of dollars by completing a survey that will not take more than 20-30 minutes of time.

Even if you are from a developing country like India, Philippines, Nigeria, etc, you can make good money with ClixSense tasks. Some people I know have earned $9 in a single day and as per my estimate, some people who have excelled the technique of completing ClixSense tasks are easily making $250 a month.

As of December 2017, I've earned and withdrawn more than $1000 from ClixSense. For more information on how to make money with ClixSense and payment proofs, you can check my Review Of ClixSense

Alternately you can also try Legit Micro Jobs which will definitely pay you more than CAPTCHA Typing.

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Nancy Omorodion - September 1, 2017

Is there any online task i can do and get paid in my local currency here in Nigeria?

Ralf - August 20, 2017

Can you suggest a good website to earn money sir? I badly need cash right now

Ryan - August 14, 2017

How about this satoshiup? Is this a scam? Tnx a lot your blog is very informative

    Aquif Shaikh - August 14, 2017

    Never heard about SatoshiUp. And as I can see, they claim to have started their business only 17 days ago and are into Bitcoin mining.

    First, with Bitcoin mining, you need to invest money to earn money. And investing in a new website is always risky as they may or may not be genuine. Second, Bitcoin mining itself is a Ponzi scheme and it may not fetch good rewards.

    My suggestion is that you better stay away from it.

anila - August 3, 2017

pls can u tell me about captcha details,is it real

venkateswara - May 19, 2017

pls tell me about this captcha club.it is real or fake.

Kathir - April 4, 2017

Hi…I wrote a mail to EnigmaSolvers.com team regarding part time job opportunity. But i received a reply to send the username or mail id of the person who recommends me and that person should be there in their community!.
Is it really worthy?.

    Aquif Shaikh - April 17, 2017

    I am really sorry, I am not aware about EnigmaSolvers.com. My suggestion is to stay away if you are not sure about something.

Yassi - March 18, 2017

Any reviews for captcha.net?

Noah - February 28, 2017

Thank you for making this, I have seen these scammers and hackers lure so many people in with false promises about “Big money”. I will spread this around and hopefully wil stop some people from helping cyber criminals.

    Aquif Shaikh - April 17, 2017

    Thanks a lot, Noah. Surely this post needs to be promoted more so that a lot of people can save their time and money.

Mackoy - January 11, 2017

how about enigmasolvers.com? are they legit? they hire me through upwork.com

    Aquif Shaikh - February 4, 2017

    Hi Mackoy. As long as you have been hired through Upwork, it is safer as Upwork can interfere in case of any payment problems. Though, I must add, Upwork is usually more lenient towards client in case of any payment disputes. Also, I would suggest that you confirm with Upwork if CAPTCHA solving work violates their guidelines. If it does, Upwork may not help you much.

Sindhu - January 3, 2017

Will you please tell me about “Captchaclub” Website.. It’s Real/Fake.. It will give Money r not.. Is there any Website to Earn Money by Online?
Thank you.

bren - December 13, 2016

how about the ppm?do u know that business they said it is data entry, but there is a captcha typing in that?is is scam or not?

    Aquif Shaikh - December 14, 2016

    I am sorry Bren. I never heard about PPM. But if it’s about CAPTCHA typing and promises anything more than $1 -$2 per 1000 CAPTCHAs entered, it is more likely to be a scam. The business model of CAPTCHA typing cannot survive by paying anything more than this. And according to me, it is totally a waste of time to work for that pay rates.

gitaanjali - December 9, 2016

Thank you for your article…….I am having good typing speed, internet knowledge…..but i couldn’t find proper online genuine payment site…. please help in this regard..

    Aquif Shaikh - December 14, 2016

    Hi Gitanjali,

    You could try Top 5 Freelancing Websites for data entry jobs. But, data entry jobs are very hard to find mainly because a lot of people without sufficient knowledge about MS Office and Google Docs bid for these jobs resulting in low-quality work. So employers generally don’t prefer hiring freshers.

Ckole - November 14, 2016

What about captcha jobs on freelance websites like fiverr

    Aquif Shaikh - November 17, 2016

    Fiverr is a legitimate website. Generally, at Fiverr a freelancer posts what he can do for $5. He may offer CAPTCHA typing work too. But I am sure that will not find many takers. As for requirements posted by employer at Fiverr, if you find CAPTCHA typing work and if you find that the client is genuine and is paying good, you can go for it. Though CAPTCHA typing would still remain to be an unethical thing for me.

namor - November 11, 2016

thank you AQUIF SHAIKIH for this article it is completly true that CAPTCHA TYPING is scam base on my experrience. your getting bnned before reach the payment collecting stage.

Aina joy - October 26, 2016

Hello, please can you refer me to any sincere online job that is legit

Ida - October 24, 2016

i’d like to know if 2captcha and mega typer is also scam or ligal?

    Aquif Shaikh - October 25, 2016

    Hi Ida. As far as I know, these two websites are have paid few people. But as I said, most people will get blocked before withdrawing their earnings. So better stay away from it.

Kishor Reddy - October 19, 2016

Is any otherway to earn on online

    Aquif Shaikh - October 20, 2016

    Yes Kishor, there are many other ways to Make Money Online. You can check the article about 15 ways to make money online mentioned at the bottom of the article.

Venkatesh Mogili - October 14, 2016

What is the correct website for making money by captcha or data entry….

    Aquif Shaikh - October 15, 2016

    As stated in my article, CAPTCHA Typing on any website is waste of time. As for data entry, you may try Upwork. But again, Data Entry is not just about typing. Unless you are Microsoft Certified professional, trying to get Data Entry jobs would be waste of time.

Darielle Casao - October 13, 2016

Hi, is Megatypers a scam? Thanks

    Aquif Shaikh - October 13, 2016

    Hi Darielle. Megatypers does not fall into an outright scam category. From what I know some people do successfully cash out at MegaTypers. Though I am not 100% sure as I never tried myself. But one thing’s for sure, most people get banned on Megatypers before reaching minimum withdrawal amount.

    Also, pay rates of less than a dollar per hour is not worth your time anyways. So my suggestion would be to stay away from Megatypers and any CAPTCHA Typing jobs

Pushkar - October 10, 2016

Is there any clixsense app for android mob to make money ?

    Aquif Shaikh - October 10, 2016

    I am afraid Pushkar. There is no such ClixSense app for Android mobile. You can however surf the website on an Android Browser.

Tanvir - September 27, 2016

I lost 40$ and three months of hard work. Can any one tell how we can stop this fraudster from defrauding others, can any one help in guiding me to lodge a complaint to the appropriate authorities for taking action against them

    Aquif Shaikh - September 28, 2016

    Well, nothing much you could do unless you are from the same country where CAPTCHA Club is operating from. In that case, you can file a case with Cyber crime cell of the country. But I suppose it would be difficult to trace even their country of operation and most likely they must be operating from a country where there are no stringent cyber laws.

Pradip - September 23, 2016

Captcha club is Totally Fraud , Friends please don’t waste your time .

Anna - September 14, 2016

Oh darn, I thought i had found a To good to be true….
Thanks for telling!!!

Makori Pascal Ongeri - September 13, 2016

I was almost paying $40. Thanks a lot.

KALAIMANI - August 23, 2016

Thanks. As I reached $100 in CAPTCHACLUB WEBSITE $40 was being asked to activate. Great escape after going through this article I gave up my mind of paying $40.

    Aquif Shaikh - August 23, 2016

    Sorry to know that you lost your precious time with CAPTCHA Club. But glad that I could help you save your hard-earned $40.

YASH - August 13, 2016

it is fake. if you have earn $100 then they tell you that you have to deposit $40 first, and if u deposit then your account will be closed.

    Aquif Shaikh - August 13, 2016

    Yes, I know that CAPTCHA Club is fake. That is the reason I updated this article to inform people to stay away from it. Please share this article so that more and more people get aware of this scam.

ARSLAN - August 1, 2016


    Aquif Shaikh - August 1, 2016

    My pleasure. Please do share this article on social media and rate it so that it reaches maximum people and saves them from this scam.

Ngane Emmanuel - July 21, 2016

that’s completely true


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