W. W. Wrigley


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W.W. Wrigley capitalized on the Wrigley Chewing Gum name with his Spearmint toothpaste and other pharmaceutical products. W.W. Wrigley was the cousin of William W. Wrigley (who made the chewing gum) and purposely promoted himself as W. W. Wrigley to provide just enough ambiguity when promoting his toothpaste company. The fraud was finally exposed in 1929, after the company had sold more than 300,000 bogus shares.

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