marketingmagic - 2:32 pm on Jan 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes, I've submitted our recommendations to them, telling them that this type of link building is considered "high risk" and that they need to evaluate exactly what the company who is providing the links has been up to, and to stop all activity until they do so.
They wouldn't release details surrounding the links, which to me is a huge red flag. This is just one example for one term, there are many others like this, although this was the one that was really obvious.
This was also for an important domain, definitely not throw away - which again, was why I called it high risk.
Not sure how well received my recommendations will be, but I was honest, the rest is up to the client.