Lake area residents are being warned of several scam artists preying on the public. Many people are reporting calls from people claiming to be law enforcement officers who are telling them they have outstanding warrants. The caller then asks for banking information. Others are getting familiar calls claiming to be from the IRS attempting to settle tax bills. Other people have reported that they are receiving visits at their home from people allegedly soliciting for business but actually appear to be casing the property and attempting to get inside. If you experience any of these suspicious activities, never provide any personal data and make sure you contact law enforcement as soon as possible.