I know this is a frequently asked question, but I recently gave an interview, and a few days later I had a very brief call with HR. They asked me, "Do you have any relatives working with us?" and I replied, saying, "No, I do not have any relatives working with the firm." That was the last conversation I had with the firm, and I haven't received any further updates.
My question here is, have I answered the question wrongly? Was HR looking for nepotism, or was HR merely looking to find someone to vouch for me?
Here's some additional info: I did have a relative working there, and our names were quite similar, like Stephan said. But my relative left the firm last year. I guess that's what raised the red flag 🚩.
Update: After another conversation with the HR, I can conclude that the issue of having similar names raising the red flag 🚩 is rather unlikely.