No. No escrow period! This is Craigslist, you deal face to face, cash only.
If the amount is too big for cash, go with him to the bank and watch him get a bank check or money order from the cashier. The check goes from the cashier, to him, to you without ever leaving your sight.
If you want to get scammed ignore my advice. However, there's a small chance you might actually get paid.
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