LifeinAsia - 4:50 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
The simplest reply to some of these companies would be to ask them for proof that your link is actually listed as an unnatural link before doing anything.
I tried that for a while. The problem is that most of the requests I get are from sheep who only hear what they want to hear. Easier to just remove the link and not look back.
Of course, if/when they reverse direction and come begging for their link back in the future, I'll send them a copy of their de-link request and an invoice to add it back.
I actually had one offer of $10 to compensate me for my time to remove a link. I removed the link, not expecting anything to come of it and actually had $10 (minus the transaction fee) in my PayPal account the next day.