I am going to add my two cents to this.
Those of you who have received said email that has a hyperlink "epl.paypal-communication.com/xxxxxx" have any of you ever clicked on the link and allowed it pass your AV/browser extensions blocks?
As after analyzing the email header, I also have deemed that these emails are being sent through some sort of "affiliate" of PayPal.
Allowing the link to progress does resolve to a legitimate page at PayPal.com, it does not take you to a spam/phishing website.
I am attaching an analysis from said header of the email thats has the embedded link that contains the domain epl.paypal-communications.com
That PayPal seem to not want to assist those of us who have contacted them regards this and that we have shown we have all the tools that show us that there does seem to be some affiliation between PayPal and this domain, that the responses from support totally disregard this volume of information, I for one deem that something fishy is going on with PayPal and how they do not want to share this affliation they have with said domain.
Am unsure (I only became a member after becoming frustrated with not finding a definitive answer to this issue) if I can attach the link from the email, but here it is below.
The first link will resolve to
And the second link will resolve to
As others have posted, they seem to be 3rd party affiliates of PayPal.
That PayPal are in denial about this, well we are free to draw our own conclusions .....