NEW DELHI: A cyber crook posing as a judge has targeted some of his friends by asking them for money for a purported emergency. The judge informed the police after he was alerted by his friends.The fraudster, or gang, put up the judge’s photograph as a display picture and sought funds for an emergency from his friends. The police filed an FIR on Thursday.The judge told the police that he got calls and messages from friends and family asking why he required money. It is unclear if any of the people the cheats contacted did pay money.”The complainant received messages from his friends and other people that an unidentified cyber fraudster was posing as a judicial officer and asking for money on a wallet, claiming some urgency,” an officer said.After the complainant learned about the incident, he alerted his relatives and friends about the fraud and told them not to send money. A case under Sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the IPC has been started.The cops are analysing the internet protocol details records (IPDR) and the IP address from an internet service provider, a source said.A few months ago, crooks had hacked into the Facebook ID of an additional district and sessions judge, stolen information, made a new ID and added his contacts to it. They then demanded money from them.The judge contacted the police and gave printouts of his real ID, the fake ID and the messages that his contacts had received.