Win a Holiday first appeared in February 1998, and
is very similar to the now-famous
Good Times hoax.
Part of the text of the hoax reads as follows
VIRUS WARNING !!!!!!
If you receive an email titled "WIN A HOLIDAY" DO NOT open it.
It will erase everything on your hard drive. Forward this letter out to as
many people as you can. This is a new, very malicious virus and not many
people know about it. This information was announced yesterday morning from
Microsoft; please share it with everyone that might access the internet.
Once again, pass this along to EVERYONE in our address book so that this
may be stopped.