Richardson is a longtime consumer advocate and outspoken critic of the credit reporting and financial industries.  She is also an author who turned her life experiences into her first book, Give Me Back My Credit, a memoir that exposes the harmful effects of inaccurate credit reporting, lender errors, abusive debt collection and questionable mortgage servicing practices. Richardson, an identity theft victim herself, also became a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, trained and certified by The Institute of Fraud and Risk Management.  She blogs about various consumer protection issues on her site at givemebackmycredit.com, and various blogs, including the Sun Sentinel online Editorial Blog, Talk Back South Florida. Her monthly identity theft column appears in South Florida's Lighthouse Point Magazine.