For the last couple of months, I noticed that the backlinks to a website I manage as reported by https://semrush.com increased by more than 800. When I checked, I found that there were hundreds of new spammy links originating from one website with the same link description (all from https://wptavern.com). I understand that this could be coming from scammers or spammers or even competitors. The spammers create a problem and then offer a service to resolve it. I guess that this could be the reason why someone would do something like this, but I am not sure.
I just want these backlinks removed so that I can have a clean slate. My website is https://peakpmgt.com. What is the best course of action?