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What is the best response to - "How did you get my number?"

I had a colleague who without missing a breath told the guy he'd guessed it during a cold calling block, had me in stitches. Serious or not all suggestions welcome!

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Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
I throw ZoomInfo under the bus everytime🀣
On
Onemoredial
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Exectutive
Haha I will throw anyone and anything under the bus if needs be
MitchandMurray
Politicker
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Business Development Director
Retweet, love throwing ZoomInfo under the bus Β πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
The Internet
Brando
Politicker
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SDR Manager
this is what I use, works pretty well
london
Opinionated
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Sales Director
Every time!
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Onemoredial
Valued Contributor
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Account Exectutive
I've found flipping it with a question works well too. "Oh why is this your personal number?" Throws them off kilter as if it's not the presumption is they should be taking work calls on it then and if they say yes you can ask for a better number to reach them on.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
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AM
That’s a really good idea!
SalesSage
Valued Contributor
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National Account Manager
totally stealing this
Rallier
Politicker
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Account Executive
I’m always straight up with them. zoomInfoΒ 
drendo
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
guessed it. but now that I have you...Β 
TheHypnotist
Opinionated
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Sales Manager
It's top secret, I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you.
JoeRogasm
Politicker
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Sales Development Rep
My CEO actually gave me your number to reach out to you.Β 
SalesSage
Valued Contributor
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National Account Manager
slick
Ad
AdamUpchurch
Good Citizen
Idk man
It’s 2021, your data is everywhere. Β 
cw95
Politicker
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Pricing Executive
'Honestly, it is just right in front of me, I really don't know how anyone got it'Β 
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Cargojorts92
Good Citizen
Associate Account Executive
yeah, I just tell the truth "it was in our CRM"
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Company Directory isn't a terrible toss out.

But they are less and less publicly available these days.Β 
Justatitle
Politicker
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Senior AE
The truth. Zoom info discoverorg or Lusha tell them this is the product I use and you almost always will get a better response than trying to figure out a lieΒ 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
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Regional Sales Director
Vroom Zoominfo/linkedin😁
TheFemaleWolf
Opinionated
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Director of Sales
Marketing aka ZoomInfo πŸ˜‚
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I say it’s 2021 bitch, I got your address too.Β 
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
"We had it on file here actually, was hoping to connect with you about xyz!"
avocadobegood
Acclaimed Answer
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MM Account Executive
"the internet is a crazy place {name}"
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
+4
Financial advisor
I always say corporate directory online
PayMeInSteak
Valued Contributor
+5
AE
Called the HQ line!
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+9
Account Manager
"From Zoominfo"
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
From the pump
So
SoftSkills
Opinionated
+2
Enterprise Account Executive
β€œI’m calling from inside your house.” That usually gets a laugh.
Wanna.Be.Rick.Spielman
Opinionated
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Account Executive
I always say "idk, it was just in our system" its tough to be mean to someone who appears clueless lol
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Stop sending pricing over...that's a great way to get ghosted
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