Seems that there is a case of virtual mugging being explored in Japan. Important nuggets of knowledge to know before reading this article:

- The game allows A LOT of people play in a virtual world together online.
- "Gamers" care deeply about this game, and will pay actual money to purchase items from other gamers
- Once an item is sold (in the real world) the seller and buyer meet up online and exchange the sold item.

The article