vphoner - 10:04 pm on Sep 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
There is definitely something weird going on with webmaster tools. I have one redirected affiliate link that now has 10,000 incoming links (according to webmaster tools) "Via this intermediate link". These sites are affiliate sites that I have never seen before and I think the only common thing is that we both link to the same online store for the same item. This is obviously incorrect for these to show as links to my site. I am wondering whether this could be the cause of penalties, even though these are sites that have nothing to do with each other.
You seem to have the same thing going on in a little different way. I would also like to know how to get rid of these and if they can cause penalties.