It sure looks like it. Any time someone sends money to anyone they have not met in person, any time except the internet, it is a scam.
Can you Please post the scammer's details here?: We will check the information and let you know definitely.
If he fell for a scam, there may be hundreds of others who have been fooled by the scammer.
Chat names (platform, i.e. skype, fb messenger, etc.)
Emails sent from the scammer, deleting the victim address?
Any other information that others can search to find the scammer here?