Unlike many people think, a Teacher's role, purpose, and work is not to travel around like a rockstar while giving enlightening, heartwarming speeches that make the elderly open their mouths in awe. It is neither to talk about how great and unique kind of a divine beast he is nor how his upbringing and life path are different from any other human.
The Teacher's job is to teach, and the scamgong job is to scam. Scamgong teachers are more interested in promoting their persona and spreading their faces around. They tend to develop several well-studied psychological disorders walking this path, similar to Instagram models and pop stars. When there is nothing worthy in teaching itself, what keeps and brings students around is an enigmatic Leader persona, projected and fuelled by zealous followers.
Eventually, they start believing that by staying close to this Teacher, one day, they will become as good or even half as good as all the projections and delusions that piled up after years of scamgong teaching. Indeed, this can never happen in reality, in which all those projections never had an objective basis and verification in the first place.
Scamgong teachers usually suffer from insecurity and lack of skill; thus, they often pile around various titles, diplomas, and certificates. Here are some real-life examples I have found after short surfing the internet.
Honored Naturopath of Europe
Master of Folk Medicine
Certified Instructor of the Universal Healing DAO Mantak Chia
Runic yoga instructor STADAGALDR
Certified yoga teacher
Vegan/Raw food since 2011 (Very important information)
When certificates are not enough comes an accreditation or a positive reference from another scamgong teacher, a different school, or a direct master of a scamgong method.
All this is needed to establish authority over prospective students and make them buy whatever nonsense promises and broken bad teaching are in the bag.