The State Department of Defense put out a warning about a scam involving the late Hawaii U.S. Representative Mark Takai.

A person is sending text messages to people using his photo. He claims to be Sergeant Philip Lee Alexander Junior, a soldier in the Army stationed in Syria.

The person went as far as photoshopping the name over Takai's name plate, asking for help in a more than $17 million business proposal

The Department of Defense says that if you receive this message to report it to police.