A few days ago, I noticed that a user on a certain SE site I use had gained about 200 reputation over the course of about a day. I was a little surprised, because this user had (before that) about 25 reputation, and had been posting poor questions and answers. I checked the reputation tab on the user's profile and discovered that the user had received about 200 reputation within a short time (besides +100 for an association bonus received for passing the 200-rep mark). In total, the user gained 235 reputation that day, because s/he received a -50 for "serial upvoting reversed". Now, there was a pattern in the upvotes: 2-3 upvotes for each of the user's questions and answers, and it was all done within a matter of minutes.
I'm not convinced that the user gained only 50 rep through serial upvoting; I think s/he gained about 200 through it (plus 100 for the association bonus, so nearly 300 total). I have nothing to back me up, so I posted it on the site's meta. Regardless of the result of this specific case, this worries me. How do I know that serial upvoting has been fully reversed?
Note: I'm choosing not to list the site nor the user because it's not directly relevant to the question.
Update: I flagged one of the user's posts for mod attention (giving the reason for the flag), and the serial upvoting appears to have been fully reversed.