There's been 2 events that I'm aware of that recently took place. Both of these bothered me personally because these individuals were violating the "spirit" of how SE sites are suppose to work.
Incidentally it seemed odd in retrospect in watching these two individuals because they both had many answers with high up-votes which seemed odd to be from my history with interacting with the site. Both appeared to have a higher rate of votes for what I would classify as marginal answers, vs. ones you'd historically see as true canonical answers from someone like Gilles, Stephane, or someone else.
It's everyone responsibility to keep an eye out for outliers and to raise a flag if you suspect something's amiss. Don't become completely paranoid, but also if you see something, don't hesitate to alert the mods via flags.
Some will probably think that it's a somewhat victimless crime with respect to the people that cheat the system and try and game it for votes, but anyone that experiences a lot of lost votes would probably beg to differ, and is why I urge our members to bring it to our attention so that others do not have a similar negative experience with our site.
It's that negative experience that is the most troubling to me personally, since it undermines peoples' sense of contributing their own personal time to help other's in need.