you are actually penalized. They are now sending it to anyone that has links that they think may be unnatural. Even if it's only a couple links and means absolutely nothing to you or your website and it's ranking.
So now you can really freak out when you get that message because you have no idea if it means oh shit or if it means hey, watch it. Same message regardless of what is going on. Imagine the wasted money in resources and time trying to decide if you were really penalized or not when you get this message.If you received a message yesterday about unnatural links to your site, donít panic. In the past, these messages were sent when we took action on a site as a whole. Yesterday, we took another step towards more transparency and began sending messages when we distrust some individual links to a site. While itís possible for this to indicate potential spammy activity by the site, it can also have innocent reasons. For example, we may take this kind of targeted action to distrust hacked links pointing to an innocent site. The innocent site will get the message as we move towards more transparency, but itís not necessarily something that you automatically need to worry about.
This is what happens when you let college kids that have never ever tried to feed their family with a small business run the internet.