NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – They look like normal business cards, but the service they’re selling is illegal, state Sen. Jose Peralta says.

“These are very explicit cards with nude women with telephone numbers on them that say, ‘Please call, delivery, we will deliver,’” Peralta says.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Kathleen Maloney reports on where these cards are being found

These cards advertising women in the prostitution industry are being found everywhere, including Corona.

“I don’t like it, and I complain many times with the guys who give the cards,” parent Maria Tepale told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman. “They don’t say nothing – they just go away, and that’s all.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports on the prostitution cards

“Imagine you’re going to church today, on Sunday; you’re walking your kids to school,” Assemblyman Francisco Moya said. “This is what you see, and what’s worse is that when you take the train, there’s men standing around distributing this.”

One woman said her children found the cards outside of P.S. 19 near Roosevelt Avenue.

“It’s not good for the children because when they see the card, they say, ‘Oh, Mommy,’” she said, adding that it’s tough to explain them to the young children.

When the cards are thrown away, they are often picked up by kids, who sometimes use them as trading cards.

Peralta wants to make distributing the cards illegal.

Comments (36)
  1. Maria Rassimov says:

    Is that a politician on the card?

  2. jim says:

    proof we are becoming more and more like Mexico.

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  4. Boson Higgs says:

    I’ve got an idea : Let’s all just call the numbers… constantly. Over and over!

    I live in N.J., I’ll ask them to “deliver.” They won’t know who the actual customers are! The numbers will then become useless, and they will have to print up new cards. Publicize THOSE phone numbers, and THEY will become useless!

    1. Dee Harris says:

      wow you have plenty of time on your hands Lucky you..

  5. Yvonne J Alvarez says:

    Its disgusting finally someone noticed but then again call the 115 they well know about it and do nothing believe this will continue to no end they probably get a bill under the table and let it go on.

  6. Hmmm says:

    Will making distribution of the cards illegal include the kids’ using them as trading cards? If so, it will have a tough time in court, if it even gets there.

  7. Trish says:

    Its the law of supply and long as there’s a buyer there will always be someone selling. The one thing I am conserned is when a child or a woman is forced to commit the act.

  8. CSI says:

    LOL. I remember picking up cards as a kid from strip bars and stuff.

  9. David Goldstein says:

    Latinas are great at this sort of thing..

    1. HAREL GOING H.A.M. says:


    2. Yvonne J Alvarez says:

      I feel sorry foryou very very sorry for you.

  10. boobo bear says:

    Where are the twinks and bears?

  11. Joe says:

    Legalize it…Then make them give us customers “free” samples.

  12. Moral Truth says:

    This senator needs to know that business cards can pop up anywhere and that’s the moral truth

  13. j says:

    They should legalize prostitution before Marijuana. Every has sexy, not everybody smokes.

    1. Horace says:


      I wish we could legalize grammar.

  14. rtuhjrtjt says:

    i support legalization of prostitution.

  15. htesyhethh says:

    legalize and regulate it…make them pay taxes…

  16. Extra Ordinary Larry says:

    If other states would follow Nevada’s thinking and regulate prostitution they would actually create a safer environment for everyone.

    We need to get away from these morality laws – this 17th century puritan mindset.

    What 2 consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business – whether money changes hands is irrelevant!

    When you really think about it, laws against prostitution are downright stupid. But then again, we are a pretty stupid society.

    1. jillBiden says:

      We who live outside of New York, agree that New York is a Stupid Society !

  17. amorous fun says:

    I patronize these professional women. One even fell in love with me. Can you blame her?

  18. new news bs says:

    teenage boys have been paid to hand out these cards under the 7 train for the last 30 years,, they act suprised like it is something new? also, the cops in that 105 precinct have been paid off by pimps and drug dealers for years- what a joke, this isn’t new news from anyone in the area.

  19. matt says:

    I saw Mae West on Mister Ed and she gave out her calling card- the queen of hearts

  20. nathan says:

    Hey DanTe’s Mom should be allowed to advertise like everyone else.

  21. snapper lover says:

    this goes no in vegas on the strip. literally 75 mexicans snapping the cards in your face. they dont care if you are with you wife. anyone got a number??

  22. Carlos says:

    NOTE. turned off the phone grammar app. “female memses”. golly!

  23. Carlos says:

    NOTE: female messes should read…female messes.
    wrote this on a phone. garbled up the middle a bit.

  24. Carlos says:

    It’s amazing the stupidity rampant in parents, school officials, pandering politicians and the media whenever the subject of sexuality and children is brought up. Parents who should be educating their children are so sexuality repressed that they are just sexual basket cases themselves. School officials who just follow insanely narrow-minded policies, and pandering politicians who use and sway popular bias of school officials who know no better clueless and ignorant and useless parents, just continue creating emotionally and sexually inadequate children who gain their sexual knowledge from other sources who are not helpful towards them acquiring a healthy sexual education in this country. Contrast this against other countries where television, responsible parents, helpful school officials, and politicians who are intelligent about sexual education, bring up sexually comfortable, emotionally confident, and educated children as young as 5 years, who understand sexual reproduction, pregnancy, female messes, use of prophylactic, and this has already shown that actually decreases child pregnancies, communicable diseases, and even sexual experimentation in the young. The U.S. still lives in the middle ages when it comes to responsibly educating children about sexuality, and the pitfalls of child pregnancy.

  25. Alexandria says:

    people are such parasites these days keep this trash away from kids

  26. Bear Buyer says:

    I routinely J.O. to these adverts so keep’em coming I say.

  27. Bernie Sanders says:

    hey they need to eat and pay bills to .. it seems if you stop laying people off and give people a chance to make a good clean living then maybe things will change .

  28. Jessie says:

    simply awful. It’s illegal and kids shouldn’t see this. Doesn’t matter if it’s naked girls or naked guys…if I find them, I’d collect ithem and give them to police. We don’t need this in our neighborhood.

  29. card holder says:

    This is old news, this has been going on for years around corona with the little mexicans handing out cards

  30. TR-uth says:

    Nothing wrong with it!

    The people that run our country SUCK and take our money and that is legal?

  31. bill says:

    Give me a break. This State Senator is such an alarmist. The kids see worse on television and the internet. I bet Jose Peralta watches most of that stuff anyhow, as we’ve seen in the past with these crusading politicians

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