Scammed KC woman is made right by generous viewer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bianca Stewart saw Jessica Taylor on FOX 4 Friday morning, and she couldn't stand to see Jessica in this situation: No money, no car, and two sons relying on her. Jessica was scammed by a Craigslist post where a seller had sold her a stolen car.

"No mother should be in that position," Stewart said.

Friday afternoon Bianca walked up to Jessica with a plain white envelope and $1,200 inside.

Bianca said she has been in a similar situation as Jessica, and she had no one to rely on. Now that she's able to give money, she says she's happy to help someone else.

Jessica had saved her tax refund to buy a reliable car for her and her two young children. After scouring Craigslist for days, she thought she found the perfect car. Instead she learned it was the perfect scam.

Taylor contacted the seller and they agreed to meet. Taylor test drove the car with the seller and then went to an ATM and withdrew $1,200. The seller not only gave her the title, but also insurance papers.

On the second day of driving the car, Kansas City, Kan., police surrounded her with their guns drawn. Turns out, the car was stolen.

"I am out of the money," Taylor said earlier on Friday morning. "I am out of the car. I don't know what I am going to do. I am back to square one walking up the hill."

Police are looking at video from where Taylor met up with the seller in hopes of getting a good picture to identify the person.

Taylor said she wants to warn people about sites like Craigslist -- not to believe everything you read. She was also very grateful for Bianca's generosity.

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