Those who invent a false Buddha or God to preach religion are only impostors. The true saviors in today’s world do not have an aura to attract people; rather, they must work. They should guide people by their own work in life. They do not have status or labels to impress others. If they do, they only lead people from one ignorance to another and wish for glory, not for the true Way.
Any Deed will lead to Effect. Spreading wind will harvest a tempest. The impostors who take the guise of Buddha or God to cheat others will harvest bad karma. If we assist them in this, we will harvest the collective karma together with them. Whatever karmic fruits they harvest, we will share.
Once we know the truth and realize we have mistakenly joined them, we should immediately part ways with them to avoid the worse karmic effects; and we should implement the righteous Way to purify the karmic effects caused by that collective karma.