The Happy New Year hoax email virus is very similar to the Good Times hoax.
The text reads as follows:
Warning: On December 31, 1999, you may receive an email called, Happy New Year...do
not open it, it contains a deadly virus...it will erase windows from your
computer along with many other program files. Pass this on as soon as you can
to get the WORD out!!!
This is not a hoax....this was
reported on CNN on Tuesday the
2nd November 1999!