martinibuster - 4:10 pm on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
I also feel for a little bit of time checking out bad links, I shouldn't have much to lose by it either,
If Matt's recommending you shouldn't use it, and Matt tends to understate things, webmasters should really pay attention. As someone else mentioned, shady links have always existed, I agree with that. A few of them are not likely to hit the threshold for subverting your rankings. The issue is likely somewhere else.