mrguy - 1:33 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
With all the brain power in the plex and the things they want to do going forward, you should not have to. They should be able to discount the links anyway.
If you cannot remove those questionable backlinks, and you are 100% certain that no one authorized to work on your site has placed them, you can reply to the Google message with full details of your discovery. I do know of cases where this kind of problem was reversed.
Why suddenly can they not do it and now it's open season on other sites if you so choose?
This is HUGE step backwards for Google in they way the evalute links.
In my opinion, it is a decision they made to get more people to sign up and use their webmaster tools so they can better track you.