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Email links to epl.paypal-communication.com - is it legit or scam?

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Email links to epl.paypal-communication.com - is it legit or scam?

Hi,

 

I received (not once) an e-mail for some PayPal Policy update, which contains all links and images (in email) to URL's, which begin with https://epl.paypal-communication.com/ ....blah blah blah

I checked domain paypal-communication.com WHOIS and it looks like it belongs to Paypal.

I also checked SSL certificate for https://epl.paypal-communication.com and it says PayPal.

I googled it, and found a lot of controversal information, some says it is scam, some it is legit.

If you ask me, I would say it is LEGIT.

 

BUT... Why would PayPal go with another domain epl.paypal-communication.com instead of, for example, epl.paypal.com, which is easy to recongize by every amateur? Why would PayPal open an possible scamming window by using domain paypal-communication.com, which can easily be scammed into, for example paypal-comunication.com or paypal-communications.com , which look a lot like original, but can be very, very scam?

Is PayPal really so relaxed on security to make such a mistakes in todays scamming world?

So puting it all together, I ask myself again - is epl.paypal-communication.com really LEGIT?

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Re: Email links to epl.paypal-communication.com - is it legit or scam?

It says to follow their link and receive $10, so I think it's a hoax. I doubt PayPal is that generous.
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Re: Email links to epl.paypal-communication.com - is it legit or scam?

Can we get a response from PayPal on this question.  I have sent their emails in to the phishing email address and had no response.  It just seems odd to me and I like the OP do not know if I can trust them especially when my mail client puts them into my spam folder every time they arrive

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Re: Email links to epl.paypal-communication.com - is it legit or scam?

Yeah, I would think that in this age of constant Phishing scams...that PayPal would just answer that question !

 

Fast, easy, and to the point!  I suppose there could be legal reasons why they don't assess for a particular email, if or if not, it is legit because the source IP addresses and intermediary chain of sites the email passes through are easily 'masked'.  

 

PayPal would need to analyze each email header to formally decide ? 

 

PayPal could reveal if epl.paypal-communication.com is a valid "DOMAIN NAME" either registered to and owned by PayPal or is held by a legitimate vendor or business affiliate.  That said... where is PayPal in this paypal community forum ?