I'm a web designer/developer in a small town. A couple weeks ago I was looking through a list of businesses, deciding which ones I wanted to contact. In my search I came across a site for a local company that was filled with Lorum Ipsum text and had links to replica watch sites on it. I contacted the company to see
if they needed some help. The lady I talked to told me that a certain local designer was working on it. When I mentioned the state of the site, she said "Yeah, I don't know why it's like that". She didn't want my help so I left.
Today I decided to check out the site again. It's been changed to a "coming soon" page. That's good. Then I looked at the code. There are several links stuffed in an H1 tag that point to some replica watches site. They were positioned off the page. I went to the designer's portfolio and started visiting other client sites. Of the first 10 that I checked, all of them had some form of spammy code except one. Then I checked her own business website's code. No spammy links there.
I feel obligated to do something about this. I'm not sure what exactly. Any suggestions?