If you're approached by someone who wants to do work on your house - but you feel something isn't right - you can NOW report it. In 2011 - Arthur Ayers was sentenced to 8 months behind bars for a string of tree trimming scams. His road to jail time started with a Channel 4 investigation .. when victim after victim from Arlington to Middleburg came forward to us ..saying they had been scammed by his K-and-D tree trimming and landscaping service. Now you can report scams and unlicensed work.. Like that... directly to The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. It's a new app for your smartphone. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem shows us how it works and WHY it's important. 3 3 3 00-068-1455: 57 The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is offering a way to report unlicensed activity with the tap of your finger.TOM STEPHENS, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 12:47:36.24- I think it's a good idea it makes it easy for people to, if there if they approach by someone who wants to do work for them and they ask them for a license and they cant provide the number then they can report it right away it makes it easier so its a great ideaConsumers can submit complaints of unlicensed activity with descriptions and pictures directly from mobile devices and the complaint information is sent to the department's headquarters in real time.From air conditioning repairmen to roving roof fixers, reports of unlicensed activity to the department aid the division in carrying out more well-organized and successful sting operations.12:44:22.05- Unlicensed contractor activity is a real major problem. its bad for the homeowners it's bad for the people who have the work done and it's bad for legitimate businesses because they have competition for people who aren't doing what they're supposed to doThere are many ways an unlicensed business could hurt you... 12:44:49.15- number one they havent passed any kind of proficiency test or or that sort of thing so they may or may not have any clue about what they're doing the uh the second thing is if you loose uh if you use unlicensed contractor you dont have protection of the state construction guarantee fund that you get when you use a licensed contractorStephens says statewide about 10 contractors are arrested each week...before you hire a contractor you should ask for their license number, and make sure they're bonded. 12:46:06.11- if they're a contractor all of their bids all the proposals everything in writing is supposed to have a license number printed on it so you can check with the DBPR on their website uh and check to see if the license is currentCLOSE: 56:25 The app is free to download and is available on the iTunes and Google Play app stores.