If I had a kid and he told me he was a spammer, my only response would be "I have no son."
I saw an ad on Craigslist recently advertising for people to do this. Here. In the United States. Think for a moment about what that means about our economy: We have people so desperate for work they will sign up to be human Captcha machines, at competitive prices with Chinese workers.
So anyway, if someone smart knows how to deal with this, please let us know. Until then, spammers, please prove my point.