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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Did you get a text message Sunday from a number you did not recognize? The message simply said, "Heyy ;) ."

Many of us on the First Coast recieved the same text message and if you replied you were likely told to chat with the sender on Yahoo.

We spoke with the St. Johns Sheriff's Office today who said this type of text is a scam. Criminals use texts like this for hacking, financial phishing or any type of internet crime.

Solution: Ignore this sort of thing; do not open up lines of communication and parents make sure you talk to your kids so they know what to do as well.