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                       WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
                                                   July 29, 2003

Life Corporation                        Walter Ray and Lisa Monk
a.k.a. AAA Telephone Conferencing            1931 Westview Terrace
a.k.a. Access Advertising                    Arlington, Texas  
a.k.a. Association of Luxurious Living
a.k.a. Confera Paging Game                        
a.k.a. Confere                          Walter Ray Monk       
a.k.a. Confere Dating Game                   545 South Main Avenue
a.k.a. Conference City                        Brookings, South 
Dakota  57006-3329
a.k.a. Fidelity Checks, Inc.                            
a.k.a. MICD Hosting                          
a.k.a. Midwest Card Services                 Jim Kessler
a.k.a. Psychic Inroads                       108 Half Moon Road                                  
a.k.a. Relationship Foundation                Brookings, South 
Dakota  57006-3731    
a.k.a. Single Stars                                       
a.k.a. Singles Telephone Company                                     
a.k.a. The Dating Game                  Darrell A. Jesse, Esq. 1
a.k.a. Voice Ventures, Inc.                  Crary, Huff, Inkster, 
1527 South Cooper Street                    Ringgenberg, Hartnett, 
Storm &   
Arlington, Texas  76010-4105                 Jensen, PC
Attn:     Walter Ray Monk, President/Director     600 Stevens Port 
     Amber Schober, President/Director       Dakota Dunes, South 
Dakota  57049-5149
     Benjamin Sargent, Vice President   
     Brandy Monk, Secy./Treas.
     Lisa Monk, Director
     Nikki Baezi
     Lisa Brillart
     Jim Kessler
     Jeffrey Fournier
     John A. Hixson

          RE:  EB-03-TC-010

Dear Correspondents:

     This is an official CITATION issued pursuant to section 
503(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (the Act), 
for violations of the Act and the Federal Communications 
Commission's rules that govern telephone solicitation.2

     It has come to our attention that your company has delivered 
one or more prerecorded unsolicited advertisements to residential 
telephone lines (see attachment).  The Act and the Commission's 
rules prohibit transmission of unsolicited advertisements through 
prerecorded messages to residential telephone lines except under 
the very limited circumstances described in 
the rules.3   The term ``unsolicited advertisement''  is defined in 
the Communications Act and the Commission's rules as ``any material 
advertising the commercial availability or quality of any property, 
goods, or services which is transmitted to any person without that 
person's prior express invitation or permission.''4    The attached 
information provided to the Commission indicates that your company 
delivered such unsolicited advertisements, through prerecorded 
messages, to one or more residential telephone subscribers who do 
not have an established business relationship with your company and 
had not expressly invited or authorized the call(s).  Those actions 
violate section 64.1200(a)(2) of the Commission's rules.

     Separately, it appears that your company may have violated 
other Commission rules governing prerecorded messages and telephone 
solicitation.  Under section 64.1200(e)(2)(iv), any telephone 
solicitation - whether live or prerecorded - must provide the 
called party with the name of the individual caller, the name of 
the person or entity on whose behalf the call is being made, and an 
address or telephone number (which may not be for an autodialer or 
prerecorded message player) at which the person or entity may be 
contacted.5   According to the attached information received by the 
Commission, it appears that your telephone solicitation did not 
contain all the required information.

     Please be advised that subsequent violations of the 
Communications Act or of the Commission's rules of the type 
described herein  may result in the imposition of monetary 
forfeitures not to exceed $11,000 for each such violation or each 
day of a continuing violation. 6

     Pursuant to section 503(b)(5) of the Communications Act, you 
may request a personal  interview at the Commission's Field Office 
nearest to your place of business.  The nearest office appears to 
be the Dallas Office at 9330 LBJ Freeway, Room 1170, Dallas, Texas 
75243-3429, which you can contact by telephone at (214) 575-6361.  
You must schedule this interview to take place within 21 days of 
the date of this citation.  Alternatively, you may submit a written 
statement to the following address within 21 days of the date of 
this citation:

               Kurt A. Schroeder
               Deputy Chief
               Telecommunications Consumers Division
               Enforcement Bureau
               Federal Communications Commission
               445-12th Street, S.W.
               Washington, D.C. 20554 

If you choose to submit a written statement, your written statement 
should specify what actions have been taken to correct the 
violation(s) outlined above.  Please reference EB-03-TC-010 when 
corresponding with the Commission.

     If you request a meeting, reasonable accommodations for people 
with disabilities are available upon request.  Include a 
description of the accommodation you will need including as much 
detail as you can.  Also include a way we can contact you if we 
need more information.  Please allow at least 5 days advance 
notice; last minute requests will be accepted, but may be 
impossible to fill.  Send an e-mail to or call the 
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau:

          For sign language interpreters, CART, and other 
reasonable accommodations: 
     202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty);

          For accessible format materials (braille, large print, 
electronic files, and audio 
     format): 202-418-0531 (voice), 202-418-7365 (tty). 

     Under the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C.  552(a)(e)(3), we are 
informing you that the Commission's staff will use all relevant 
material information before it to determine what, if any, 
enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance with the 
Act and the Commission's rules.  This will include any information 
that you disclose in your interview or written statement.  Please 
be advised that if you choose not to respond to this citation and a 
forfeiture is issued, your unresponsiveness will be considered in 
our assessment of a forfeiture amount.

     You should also be aware that the knowing and willful making 
of any false statement, or the concealment of any material fact, in 
reply to this citation is punishable by fine or imprisonment under 
18 U.S.C.  1001.

     Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation.


                         Kurt A. Schroeder
                         Deputy Chief 
                         Telecommunications Consumers Division
                         Enforcement Bureau
                         Federal Communications Commission


1    The Telecommunications Consumers Division has obtained 
information that Darrell A. Jesse, Esq., is listed as Life 
Corporation's agent for service of process.

2   47 U.S.C  227; 47 C.F.R.  64.1200.

3   The Commission's rules make it unlawful to ``initiate any 
telephone call using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver 
a message without the prior express consent of the called party 
unless the call is initiated for emergency purposes or ... is not 
made for a commercial purpose, is made for a commercial purpose but 
does not include the transmission of any unsolicited advertisement, 
[is made] to any person with whom the caller has an established 
business relationship at the time the call is made, or [is made by 
or on behalf of] a tax-exempt nonprofit organization.  47 C.F.R.  
64.1200(a)(2), (c); see also 47 U.S.C.  227(b)(1)(B) (prohibiting 
all prerecorded calls to residential lines ``unless the call is 
initiated for emergency purposes or is exempted by rule or order by 
the Commission....'').

4   47 U.S.C.  227(a)(4); 47 C.F.R. 64.1200(f)(5).

5   47 C.F.R.  64.1200(e)(2)(iv).  In addition, the Act and the 
Commission's rules impose separate identification requirements for 
prerecorded messages.  Under section 227(d)(3)(A) of the Act, all 
prerecorded messages ``shall, at the beginning of the message, 
state clearly the identity of the business, individual, or other 
entity initiating the call, and ... shall, during or after the 
message, state clearly the telephone number or address of such 
business, other entity, or individual.''  47 U.S.C.  227(d)(3)(A) 
(emphasis added); see also 47 C.F.R.  64.1200(d)(e)(2)(iv) 
(imposing identification requirements for prerecorded messages 
delivered by automatic telephone dialing systems).

6   See 47 C.F.R.  1.80(b)(3).