Authorities are warning local residents about a new scam. A group identifying itself as Community Connect is soliciting local businesses for a community calendar. The group is also saying that they represent the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. According to investigators, the scammers are taking orders and accepting payment in the form of a check and cashing the checks immediately at area check cashing stores. If you have been contacted by these people or if you have any information, you are urged to call Sgt. Jon Fullerton with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-575-5237.